WHAT WE DO: Talk to a telephone counsellor for free at any time. Gambling Helpline also offers four 24/7 specialist services; Maori – 0800 654 656, Pasifika – 0800 654 657, Youth – 0800 654 659, and a Debt Gambling Helpline – 0800 654 658. READ MORE “Gambling”
If you’re struggling with substance abuse and want help, a good place to start is this service directory (www.addictionshelp.org.nz/Services/Home). You can put your location in and it will bring up services where you can start getting help for a drinking or drug problem. READ MORE “Drugs and Alcohol”
Our children are our future, and we have the awesome responsibility of being their guardians. Parenting is also a lot of fun, if we allow it to be.
If we look after ourselves, we have a greater chance of coping with stress and looking after our children well. Healthy parents, healthy children.
The Domestic Violence Act 1995 marked a new era in dealing with family violence when it came into force on July 1 in 1996.
Good parents – those who provide a caring and loving environment for their children – have nothing to fear from the law change designed to keep kids safe.
Kiwis have been horrified in recent years by several widely publicised accounts of children dying in gruesome circumstances that almost defy imagining.
Just as violence towards women is hugely under-reported, violence inflicted on men by women is also an often untold story.
We all have a part to play in our community. Here are some ways you can help make safer communities in New Zealand and people who can help you.
Keep our children safe KOS is a personal safety programme that gives children and young people the skills to cope with situations that might entail abuse.