October 2019

October 2019 · October 29, 2019
Delivered one-on-one or in small groups, the SVS Living Safe Women’s SAFE programme helps women who have been in or are currently in relationship(s) characterised by violence and/or abuse. The service is customisable. It teaches skills to enhance family relationships, skills to keep women and children safe, and explores how to manage anger and feel more empowered. At the end of every quarter we survey the participants who are finishing to assess if they felt they’d achieved the goals set...

October 2019 · October 24, 2019
SVS Living Safe offers an individual counselling service to people who are or have been affected by violence and/or abuse and who are significantly traumatised. These clients initially may not be able to participate in a group setting but we work with them toward a point where they feel more comfortable in a group setting, where sharing with others who have been through similar situations could benefit them. We always ask participants for their feedback so that we can measure how they feel...

October 2019 · October 21, 2019
We recently collected evaluations from men who graduated out of one of our group Non-Violence Programmes. As an organisation that focuses on improving the behaviours and lives of perpetrators of violence, as well as those who are victims, we are always keen to see that we’re making a difference with the (mostly) male perpetrators we work with. When we asked what in their lives changed during the time they were in the course, some of the answers they gave us included: Being more open to crying...

October 2019 · October 01, 2019
Violence doesn’t come out of the blue, says SVS Living Safe’s Clinical Leader Lois Hewetson. “It’s informed by trauma.”

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


Motueka Office

15b Courtney Street

(site of Jack Inglis Care Home)

Phone: 03 528 8976