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Changing Minds panel: Virtues or Vices – The Social Constructs of Addiction

Changing Minds is the Auckland Regional Consumer Network for mental health and addictions.  They support self-determination and strive to work innovatively to encourage positive social change following a mission statement: “Leading brave conversations to redefine mental health and addictions in Aotearoa”.

Here are some of the issues and concepts which will be the focus of their upcoming panel discussion: how society contributes to the development of addictions; who and what defines an addiction; effective approaches to addressing addictions, community led versus ‘top down’ approaches; the legal implications of addiction; and the question “Can there be a ‘positive addiction’?”

Changing Minds is excited to announce their panelists:
Catherine Healy: CEO Prostitutes Collective
Peter Adams: Professor, University of Auckland
Alexander Stevens: Counsellor, social worker, lecturer, smokefree clinician
Brody Runga: Consumer Advisor Odyssey House
Facilitated by James King.

Where and when:
4th June 2015
7.00pm – 9.00 (the discussion will begin 7pm sharp); nibbles available prior and post discussion.
Jubilee Hall; 545 Parnell Road,  Parnell, Akld 1052
RSVP: margaret@changingminds.org.nz ; 09 623 1762 (places are limited so prompt reservations are suggested)

Contact for enquiries:
Ainslie Gee
PH: 09 623 1763 // 022 697 4884
PO Box 10256, Dominion Rd, 1446

RCNet Forum 15 March 2012 @ Leys Institute

The Auckland Regional Consumer Network invites you to attend a forum that provides opportunities for the sharing of information from the mental health sector. A free community event. 

WHERE: Leys Institute: 20 St Mary’s Road, Ponsonby

WHEN: Thursday 15th March 2012: 10am-1pm


  • 10am – Introductions
  • 10.15am – Amanda Luckman – Speaker regarding her own journey
  • 10.45am – Break to Network and have a cuppa
  • 11am – Jefree Clarkson Relaxation and Meditation Event: Join us for a free session of meditation – try this new skill for free. 
  • 12.00pm – Adrian Boyed – Workfocus What do Workfocus do to assist people into work?
  • 12.30pm – Report back from forums and notices
  • 1-3pm – Julie Watson – Human Rights Training

For further information, please contact staff at the
Regional Consumer Network on

Ph 623-1762 or manager@rcnet.co.nz