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Facilitator Lua Maynard Speaks On Staying Safe at Home through Covid-19 Restrictions

So you’re in lockdown. Under a rahui. Nowhere to go but home.
This is a hard time for all families, especially those who are already suffer in a cycle of violence when the pressure is on.
The kids are noisy, your partner is stressed. Money is tight. You can’t meet your mates to talk it out. Or get to your favourite place to chill.
It’s a real pressure cooker.
Family and whanau violence has been proven to escalate under these circumstances. But even though we can’t hold meetings in person at this time, we are still here to help.

SafeMan SafeFamily facilitator Lua Maynard spoke on Radio 531PI on Thursday (26 March) about how families can stay safe. Listen to him here.

SafeMan Safe Family is not currently able to run any of our drop-in programmes, but we are available to talk things through and support you in other ways.
Any men who are struggling and need help can join our support ‘group messenger’ sessions. We hold these sessions daily: 10am – 2pm and 6pm – 8pm. To join, go to the SMSF Facebook page and ask to be added to our ‘drop in’ group.
If you need to talk to someone right away, you can also call us on 0800 SAFE HELP.
Be kind, stay strong, be safe.

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It's 'normal' for your partner to give you a fat lip for asking whether he got milk. to hide from your dad after the All Blacks have lost. for mum to wear a scarf in summer to hide the bruises on her throat.

It's 'normal' for your partner to give you a fat lip for asking whether he got milk.

This should never be normal.