A dose of hope

A round up of people powered change in May 2020

Welcome to your monthly dose of hope!

Every town should have a well-funded community health hub where teams of hauora or holistic health workers are free-to-access and can help people experiencing distress, addiction or violence.

We’ve had a 300% increase in the number of people using our petition platform for causes close to their heart

10,000 of us are calling for Matariki to be made a public holiday

We’re advocating for alternatives to armed police

Mock up of street poster that says, Imagine if, instead of armed police, we had teams of mental health specialists.
Mock up of street poster that says, Imagine if, instead of armed police, we had teams of de-escalation and mental health specialists on call and available 24/7
Street poster mockup. Poster says, Imagine if police helped people instead of putting in handcuffs …

We’re calling for transformative and systemic change of Oranga Tamariki

Photo of Dr Alison Green presenting to the Royal Commission into Historic Abuse in State Care
Watch: Dr Alison Green presenting to the Royal Commission into Historic Abuse in State Care. Photo: RNZ / Patrice Allen

We’re building a community of online warriors to build support for a kinder welfare system

“I now have more tools to articulate my general feelings into decisive, actionable responses. Being given the language really helps build confidence in engaging in the issues in a personal way. Also a deepened understanding of the systems at play.”

Our friends in the Unions have launched a campaign for increased sick leave

A person in bed holding a sign that says #Stay Home with the text ‘Safer Sick Leave’ written over the top

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