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News Articles & Reports

ChangeAbility Supports Pink Shirt Day 2020

Embracing White Ribbon message

Wairarapa Times-Age
November 21, 2019
https://times-age.co.nz/embracing-white-ribbon-message/

Taking charge and changing ways

Wairarapa Times-Age
November 23, 2019
https://times-age.co.nz/taking-charge-and-changing-ways/

Wairarapa Rainbow Support

2019 Survey Report compiled by Alec Aiken
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Creating change one person at a time

Wairarapa News 1 August 2017
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Men walk the talk for anti-violence

Wairarapa Times Age – 26 Nov 2015
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The Ripple Effect

The Listener – 5 Mar 2015
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If you are worried about family violence:

• New Zealand Police: www.police.govt.nz/advice/family-violence/help
• Family Violence Helpline: 0800 456 450 (9am – 11pm, seven days a week)
• Family Violence Crisis line: 0800 REFUGE or 088 733 843 (24 hours a day, seven days a week)
• Hey Bro helpline - supporting men to be free from violence 0800 HeyBro (439 276)
• Shakti - for migrant and refugee women -0800 742 584 - 24 hours
• Elder Abuse Helpline 0800 32 668 65 - 24 hours

What is family violence?

Family violence is a range of different behaviours used to control and intimidate others. It’s not always physical, it can be psychological, sexual, financial, cultural and verbal. It can be a single violent incident but is most often a pattern of different actions used over time to gain and maintain control of a person or people.

• Take the Positive Relationship Quiz to get an idea where your relationship fits:
areyouok.org.nz/i-need-help/positive-relationship-quiz/
• Know the Danger Signs – these are signs that a person is in danger of being killed by their partner or ex-partner: areyouok.org.nz/family-violence/the-danger-signs/
• Know how to help – the way you offer help matters: areyouok.org.nz/i-want-to-
help/

including
‘online’ computer-assisted sexual harm.

Other forms of violence

To find out what forms of violence can look like, visit the New Zealand Family Violence Clearinghouse website.

Get help if you’re worried about your own behaviour

If you are worried about your own behaviour being abusive, help is available. You can change your behaviour. The responsibility to seek help falls on you. Seek help early.

Reach out to Hey Bro for support to seek help in managing emotions in healthy ways and make better and safer choices. 0800 HeyBro (439 276) is a helpline and website specifically for men who feel they are going to harm a family or whānau member.

Find help at the National Network of Family Violence Services - nnsvs.org.nz
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It’s OK to ask for help at any time or to help someone else

Family violence and sexual violence, including child abuse increases in the weeks before Christmas and over the New Year holiday period in Aotearoa New Zealand. In our families and whānau, workplaces and communities, we may notice signs that someone is experiencing, or using violence or abuse.

Get Help Early

Getting help early can save lives and prevent serious harm. It’s OK to ask for help at any time – you don’t need to wait for a crisis.

• If you are concerned about your immediate safety, or someone else’s safety, call the New Zealand Police on 111.
• If you want help or advice, contact family violence and sexual violence specialists listed below. You don’t have to give your name and details. You can get anonymous advice and support. They’re there to help.
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