Saturday, 3 October 2009

Doing something about ACC counselling funding cuts - Wgtn

Thanks very much to reader Ali for passing this on - I know there has been a bit of interest in doing something in the comments, so hopefully this will be well attended.
Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested:

From October 12 changes to ACC's funding for sexual abuse counseling will mean survivors of abuse will only be eligible for ACC covered counseling if they have been diagnosed with a mental injury under the US Diagnostic and Statistical Manual Version 4 (DSM-IV). This will severely limit survivors' access to counseling.

More info in these two articles.

Meeting to organise against the funding cuts:

Monday, October 5, 5:30 pm at 128 Abel Smith St, Wellington

Any info about stuff happening in the rest of the country would be much appreciated, you can email it to me julie dot fairey at gmail if you prefer not to write a comment.


stargazer said...

there's also a petition which people can sign, which you can find here.

Flynn said...

Facebook group.

Ali said...

There was a great turnout at the Wellington meeting tonight. The good news is that the date of implementation has been pushed forward from October 12 to October 27.

In Wellington, there will be a protest march on Monday, October 19. We could make this a national day of action if people in other places want to organise actions on the same day.

here's what's happening in Wellington next:

Thursday October 8, 1-4pm: banner painting and poster distribution. 128 Abel Smith St

Sunday October 11, 11:45: meeting to organise actions on Monday. 128 Abel Smith St

Monday, October 12: decentralised actions - banner drop, mass leafletting, postering

Monday October 12, 6:30pm: meeting to organise (national?) day of action. 128 Abel Smith St

Monday October 19: Day of Action - meet 12:30 at cenotaph, march to ACC headquarters.‎

Anonymous said...

I wish I could get involved but i'm just not strong enough emotionally just now.

I'm so glad people are going to such efforts to take action about this - thank you.