Connections! A national hui for ethnic* therapists, counsellors and community workers - Wellington - 24 Jul 2019

When: Wednesday 24 July 2019, 9am-5pm.

Where: Grand Hall, Parliament Buildings, Wellington

Organised by Shama Hamilton Ethnic Women’s Centre and the Hon. Jenny Salesa, Minister for Ethnic Communities. 

Free. Register your interest 

This is a chance for people to come together and talk about how to develop a culturally responsive service for ethnic survivors of sexual violence in Aotearoa New Zealand, and an opportunity to strengthen our connections between our communities and therapists to create good pathways for working with trauma.

The organisers welcome participation from ethnic therapists, counsellors and ethnic community workers and representatives from all sectors.  You do not have to be experienced in working with survivors of sexual violence – you just have to care about creating a good service and building connections to support wellbeing. The organisers want this hui to represent the diversity of our communities.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the expression of interest (below).   Your attendance will be confirmed once the organisers have received all funding and can confirm numbers. The organisers have some funds available for travel, so please let them know if you need support to attend this hui in Wellington.

This event is for people of ethnic backgrounds to come together.  The final session of the day will include a ‘feedback’ session that will be open to all interested parties including MPs, policy advisors and mainstream services.  If you are interested in attending this part of the day, please email Bex Fraser (details below) to receive information about this, and have your name added to the list of attendees.

More information (including expression of interest) or contact Bex Fraser

*Ethnic in this context refers to people living in New Zealand, who are not primarily of European, Māori or Pasifika descent.