One dreadful night
November 2021 · November 08, 2021
RISE client Blair shares the story of one dreadful night when Police came to his home after an all-night fight with his wife at the height of the COVID pandemic ... and how they came back together.

Speaking through play
October 2021 · October 11, 2021
How does a child who has experienced family violence tell their story? Through the language of play.

LGBTQ people are not spared from family violence
October 2021 · October 01, 2021
Rainbow relationships can include family harm and violence as much as straight relationships.

A new father, at his limits, falls and then learns to rise
September 2021 · September 02, 2021
I was pushed beyond my limits. I wasn’t able to handle the child crying. It triggered sensations within me that I found unbearable. The only way I could stop the sensations I was experiencing was to stop the crying. Animalistically, I lashed out.

Dads Programme a success, sets up second session to start next month
July 2021 · July 21, 2021
Nelson Tasman’s first course to help dads learn parenting and relationship skills finished its run and was an overwhelming success, receiving an overall rating of 9.6 out of 10 from participants. The next programme is already filling up, says RISE Clinician Aaron Agnew.

Verbal abuse, intimidation, and coercion bookended by strangulation
July 2021 · July 19, 2021
One woman’s 14-year story By Kath* *Kath has been a client of RISE for a few years. Her name and all names in the story have been changed to protect identities. Also, Kath's story may be triggering for some; please read with caution. After being with my partner of 14 years I finally decided to end the relationship after he strangled me for the second time. The first time was at the beginning of our relationship. I didn’t think it was a major issue at the time, but then the rest of the years...

Dads Programme insights from Perinatal Support Nelson
July 2021 · July 15, 2021
by Helen Williams, Perinatal Support Nelson, co-facilitator of the Dads Programme The New Dad’s Group provided valuable insights for Perinatal Support into the male experience of the birth of their babies and becoming new dads. Our hope is that we can support the new Dads, with our understanding of the information they shared through our work with the mums in the one to one sessions and in the groups. For Dads attending the course if they feel they would benefit from individual counselling,...

Nelson MP Rachel Boyack visited our Nelson office
July 2021 · July 11, 2021
Nelson MP Rachel Boyack visited our Nelson office on 27 April to talk policy and to chat with our team. Dee Cresswell and Board Chair Paul Prestidge invited Rachel for an update on the many changes happening in our world, changes she was familiar with since Rachel spent time on the board of Women’s Refuge. It was great to know we weren’t starting from scratch, we had an experienced MP with us and she asked us thoughtful questions. Most importantly, we know we have an ally in our collective...

SVS Living Safe becomes RISE
July 2021 · July 01, 2021
Today, SVS – Living Safe is changing its name to RISE: Respect, Inspire, Support, Empower. These four values and attitudes underpin who we are and the work we do. While we remain committed to family violence prevention, this does not define us. Our vision is greater. We seek to create a culture of respect between people. We are all members of whānau, employees in workplaces, participants in social and sporting activities, and part of a community and a nation. To us, RISE is about knowing...

New to our referral process? Let us help you find your way.
April 2021 · April 20, 2021
When you have a client who would benefit from one of our adult or youth programmes, the first step to refer them to us is to fill out our Referral Form - let us talk you through how!

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RISE delivers services into Nelson, Motueka, Golden Bay, Marlborough, Kaikoura, and the West Coast.
Please contact our Nelson office for information.

Nelson Office

Level 3, 295 Trafalgar Street

Phone: 03 548 3850

Txt: 027 548 3850

admin@rise.net.nz

Motueka Office

15b Courtney Street

(site of Jack Inglis Care Home)

Phone: 03 528 8976