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"Community is first of all a quality of the heart. It grows from the spiritual knowledge that we are alive not for ourselves but for one another."
Henri Nouwen

Putting the boot in

OPINION: As the ink dries on the Royal Commission’s report in abuse in state care, what must it be like for survivors to witness the Government’s direction on boot camps for young offenders? ‘Boot camps’ serve only one real purpose…

Towards peer-led and person-centred care

When I first plunged back into postgraduate studies, I had no idea it would lead me here – to new perspectives that have unravelled not only my previous academic understandings, but also, understandings of myself, my identity, my intentions, and…

Peer support work: an international scoping review

A recent comprehensive review of the international literature regarding the use of peer support services in the mental health sector affirms the principles and practices embodied in the Purposeful Peer Support Aotearoa. The scoping review of the international literature was…

Female Dilworth teacher struck off after having sex with students

A female teacher at Auckland’s Dilworth School has been struck off the teacher’s register, after her sexual relationships with two students three decades ago came to light. The discovery was made in 2020 after police began investigating historical sexual abuse…