Kia ora e te whānau, Here’s a video created by some of our team to show the importance and unique healing power of peer support. At a time like this we felt it was perfect to share because we can all help each other in everyday life. This is especially powerful when we can relate … Continue reading The power of peer support
Kia ora e te whānau, We wanted to check in and say we have been working throughout lockdown on our storytelling project, writing and planning our mahi moving forward. We have already had so many inspiring stories of self defined success from our whānau, all of whom have lived experience with the justice system, as … Continue reading Checking in…
There was an amazing turn-out at Albert Park on December 7th for the start of the Hikoi. Despite severe weather warnings and a bus strike, hundreds of people from treatment centres across the city, recovery groups, 12 Step fellowships, their families and supporters gathered at the park. In this blog, Jess Hastings tell us about … Continue reading He Hikoi Mātūtū: Addiction recovery walk
In this blog, we hear from Dave Burnside, Jeremy Tumoana and Katey Thom following their travels to Edinburgh, Scotland to hear from people around the world about their approaches to 'Law Enforcement and Public Health'. This was the fifth time the conference has brought people together who are attempting to bring a public health approach … Continue reading Lessons from Scotland: Set lived experience centre, not on the margins
In this weeks blog, Katey and Jess take a look at the movement towards shifting our focus to a health based approach to drug use in Aoteaora. Health Not Handcuffs, a coalition of organisations committed to this cause, held two high profile events recently that involved members of our rōpū, and many of us attended. … Continue reading #Healthnothandcuffs: How can He Ture Kia Tika help?
Today we draw your attention to an exhibition currently running in Auckland created by JustSpeak which gives voice to those with lived experience of the justice system. JustSpeak describes how the "exhibition features the intimate stories of sixteen Kiwis who have been affected by incarceration. The stories run alongside portraits by a number of Kiwi … Continue reading Kōrero pono: A must see exhibition