Workplace Bullying & “The Elephant in the Environment”

The recent inclusion of Workplace Bullying as a serious hazard causing harm in the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 is a huge step forward in dealing with Workplace Bullying.

New Zealand has, according to research, the 2nd highest rate of workplace bullying in the OECD, one of the highest rates of Family violence, Child abuse, hazardous alcohol consumption in the OECD and serious suicide and mental health issues permeating our social environment. We have a health system treating a high rate of stress related health issues, some terminal and extremely life sanctioning. There is a tremendous cost to the spirit of our society and an extreme fiscal cost.

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Being in the Moment with Self and Other – Understanding of the ‘Three Principles of Mind, Thought, and Consciousness’

This presentation will introduce participants to the ‘Three Principles’ – approach which was first formulated by Sydney Banks in the late 1970’s and has since been taught by psychologists, psychiatrists, life coaches and various scholars around the world. Programs based on this approach have been rolled out in prisons, hospitals, Fortune 500 companies and many more.
Participants will learn about the history and applications of this approach and will be introduced to some of the particulars of this understanding such as the unpacking of the Three Principles themselves and the ideas of Innate Health, Psychological Innocence and Inside Out creation of experience.

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World Suicide Prevention Day Webinar

It is vital that every social worker in New Zealand has a solid understanding of suicide prevention as they will never know when it will be needed. Many people have done suicide prevention training in the past. As new knowledge emerges it is vital that people keep up to date with the latest research. Suicide prevention can be a scary topic, but this webinar will give all attendees more confidence in this field.

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Lessons from the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry 2018

This lecture will examine the background to the 2018 inquiry, the process of hearing the voices of the people and the inquiry’s findings about the current state of mental health and addiction in New Zealand. The key recommendations of the inquiry report, He Ara Oranga, will be discussed.

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ANZSW Book Reviewers Needed!

The ANZSW Editorial Collective are looking for members to complete book reviews of the following titles. The review guidelines are attached. Reviewers get to keep the books that they review. This is an important part of the journal and can add to a colleague’s CPD (could probably apply to most core competences but definitely 4,5,6,7,8 & 10

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The KokoTālā App: Planning for a Brighter Future

KokoTālā is a tech start-up based in Mangere, Auckland. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for people to change their spending habits and financial behaviours and to empower them to dream big through saving and investing. We believe that the small changes we make every day create tiny gains that in turn create significant and positive financial effects over time. Users will be able to set a daily spending target, and save and connect with their family and friends, or even larger groups like a community or village.

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Relational Practice

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 12.30-1.30pm    PowerPoint Presentation    Senses framework Mike Nolan Video  Audio Presenter: Dr Andy Phillips Dr Andy Phillips has recently been in an acting role as Te Tumuaki O Te Puni Tumatawhanui | Executive Director of Health Improvement and Equity and has been Chief Allied Health Professions Officer at Hawkes Bay District Health Board since April 2015. […]

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Discussion on the End of Life Choice Bill

Tuesday 22 January 2019, 12.00-1.00pm  Additional Documents    Martin Sullivan End of Life Bill Script       Mary Nash End of Life Bill Script    End of Life “Chat”    The Silent Holocaust: 1933-45 Audio Video Presenters: Mary Nash and Martin Sullivan  Mary Nash is a life member of the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers. She was a Senior […]

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Youth and Gender Diversity

Tuesday 20 November 2018, 12.30 – 1.30pm   PowerPoint presentation>> Video https://anzasw.nz/wp-content/uploads/Gender-Diverse-Youth-Video-Nov18.mp4   Presenter: Ari Nicholson I have been a gender and sexuality educator and queer youth group coordinator for 10 years. I specialise in developing culture shift initiates for organisations seeking to develop their diversity knowledge. Alongside diversity work I spent 3 years working for Male Survivors of Sexual […]

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