Tina is is a Wellness Advisor for the Police, as part of the Safer People Group. She provides a confidential wellbeing service to staff and families with an emphasis on a duty of care to do no harm.
Jennifer Leahy, is Sector Services Manager (Southern) for Ako Aotearoa. She is based in Christchurch with her husband and two young adult children, and comes from a family of teachers and people who like to support their community.
We chatted (via email for appropriate social distancing) with ECan’s youngest Councillor, Lan Pham, in May 2020 to find out who inspires her, what keeps her motivated, and how she deals with challenges.
Over the last week, The Office of Ethnic Communities (OEC) created and published COVID-19 information videos in thirteen languages. Guest contributor and Diversity and Enggaement Advisor at OEC, Eileen Yee, writes about how it felt working in this time of crisis and what's ahead.
Working environments, priorities, and workflow have changed significantly for many women during the past month. We spoke with women from Aviation Security, and the health and education sectors to learn about their challenges.
When Usma came to New Zealand in 2016, she was confronted with resistance in her home country Pakistan because of her gender. Usma told us about her experiences and where she found support.
Jacqui Francis, Senior Customs Officer in Christchurch, discusses how her own experience with disability has empowered her to advocate for others and break down barriers.
One year ago, Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch experienced horrific terror attacks. This struck the heart of the Muslim community. In a city of 380,000, many people knew those who were directly affected.
Flight Sergeant Stacey Adam grew up in Milton and is a Medic in the RNZAF based at Woodbourne. In June 2018 she discovered she had a large brain tumour.
Emma Sherie saw a need for more connections to combat social isolation in her West Coast community so she set up a pop-up community café to bring people together. She won a Local Hero Medal for her work this month.