Thanks – and bye for now!

It’s that time of the year again…the Christmas/holiday season is upon us at last.  

DPSN has been running now, in one form or another, for 10 years!  We’ve come a long way in that time, from our humble beginnings as the Diversityworks Peer Support Network, through to our latest iteration as a weekly blog and Facebook page.  We’ve seen our hugely successful MyFilm, 100 Days and #UMAL2M projects. And in the last four years we’ve welcomed on board some fantastic regular guest bloggers.

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Are You An Everyday Hero

Are you an everyday hero? What is an ally, and how do you become one? By Vivian Chandra Vivian is passionate about using technology for the good of humanity. She is a facilitator for Ally Skills NZ, which works with forward-thinking organisations to make inclusion a reality. She also works with startups and charities to…

Holding Out for a Hero

Born under the stars of Libra, Daniel Gada is imbued with the superpowers of balance, perfect judgement, and supernaturally flawless hair. He is a fierce advocate for equality and expresses his voice with the superhuman ability to inspire others through the written word. He loves pop culture, 90s movie stars and believes the pen is…

When it’s hard to find your heroes

A few weeks ago I got asked to give a guest lecture on addiction to a psychology undergraduate class at the University of Auckland.  To be fair, I was asked to fill in for the person who usually gives the lecture, who couldn’t make it. But I still felt just a little bit chuffed to be asked at all, given that I’m still really early in my career.  And nervous of course, giving a lecture to 150 students is no walk in the park when you’re not the biggest fan of public speaking!