We have just added a new section to our website: Kiwi Survivor Stories.
From June 2018, we are collecting - in complete confidence - stories from the 1 in 6 Kiwi males who experience sexual abuse.
We are letting these guys tell their stories unedited, in their own words.
Our goal here is to achieve two things:
If you want to share your story - we want to hear it, and share it with New Zealand on our website.
Tell us your story in complete confidence; you will never be identified in any way.
Have a flair for creativity and the ability to curate engaging content?
Want to have the chance to win up to $200?
Well, you are in luck as we are holding a poster competition to drive awareness of the release of our new anonymous submission blog!
The blog has been constructed to drive awareness of the scale of the sexual abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence prevalent within males in New Zealand. Submissions to the blog are available through our website and are 100% anonymous at the individual's discretion.
You have complete and total freedoms with the poster design and layout although the following must be included;
- A terrible secret (header)
- Must include our logo (attached)
- Usable in any student setting, including secondary schools.
- Be able to be scaled up to A1, default A4
Please send all submissions through to us at firstname.lastname@example.org There is no limit on how many designs you can submit.
Entries close midnight on Wednesday, June 6.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or queries.
You can view it online here. Page 7.
Wellington Police have set up a working group with local support agencies to help spread the message that sexual assault complaints from sex workers will be taken seriously.
That group is the Sex Workers Advisory Group (SWAG). To see the Stuff article and video on SWAG, click here.
Up until now, MOSAIC has been a purely Peer-Support facilitated service. We're thrilled to share that we will also now be offering a clinical counselling service.
This service will comprise both male and female counsellors. So far we have 4 counsellors available. Please get in touch with us if you would like to meet with one of our counsellors.
If you are a counsellor and would like to know more about working with MOSAIC, jump over to our Vacancies page.
After a vigorous recruitment drive, we have a great Crisis Support team. Our Crisis Support Volunteers will be working in our Wellington office and assisting us with the front-line management of our Confidential Listening Service.
Our Crisis Support team members go through a comprehensive 5-week in-house training programme. All our crew also attend the 'Dealing with Disclosures' workshop run by our friends at the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network (SAPN). Anyone can sign-up for our free training - just get in touch.
We also have fantastic volunteers assisting us with Treasurer, Marketing, Graphic Design and IT needs. Thanks Guys! We''l be introducing these key people to you all soon.
We are really pleased to announce that we have opened a MOSAIC office in Porirua. We've hired a fantastic Pasifika Peer Support worker for the role. This is an exciting development for our service.
We're equally thrilled to announce that we also now have a MOSAIC service operating in Masterton. A huge thanks to funding from Lotteries who have made this possible for us! If you have any enquiries about our service in Porirua or the Wairarapa, please contact us.