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Category Archives: Trauma

ACC Threatens Blogger with Legal Action

Legal row over ACC blogger from Off the Couch: Kyle MacDonald on April 15, 2012. This article appeared on the Stuff website on Sunday the 15th, 2012. A senior medical officer in ACC’s sensitive claims unit has made legal threats to a blogger who posted information about his employment history, in Read more →

Off the Couch by Kyle MacDonald 22 March 2012

Where there’s smoke… by Off the Couch: Kyle MacDonald on March 22, 2012 When all this ACC carry on about Sensitive Claims kicked off in 2009, and I started this blog, I had no idea that three years later I’d still be banging on about the problems and difficulties claimants Read more →

Suicide helpline hours extended

The 0508 TAUTOKO (0508 828 656) suicide help-line has now extended its hours of operation. From February 21st 2012 Lifeline Aotearoa’s national suicide helpline will operate from 12 midday to 12 midnight 7 days a week! Call 0508 TAUTOKO if you are having suicidal thoughts or feelings of any kind Read more →

Review of ACC Sensitive Claims

This notice relates to a survey for ACC Sensitive Claims Providers (“Counsellors”) and clients.   The last step of the Independent Clinical Review of the ACC Sensitive Claims Treatment Pathway is nearly upon us, namely the 18 month follow up review.  As part of that process representatives of the various Read more →

New Online Feedback Service: Reo Ora Health Voice

This online community allows people from Auckland and across New Zealand to tell the Auckland District Health Board about your experiences of their services and let them know what you think about other health topics. They also agree to receive invitations from us to do short online surveys or join Read more →

Legal Guide for NZ Rape Survivors

Everyone needs to know about this ‘Rape Survivors Legal Guide’ – pulled together through the Wellington Community Law Centre by volunteer Julia White. A really important avenue of tautoko for whanau. The booklet aims to support people to navigate the legal system after rape. http://www.communitylaw.org.nz/fileadmin/documents/Rape_Survivors_Legal_Guide_2011.pdf