become an 'It's not OK' champion

“It’s Not OK” Champion Training
26 & 27 July in Hokitika

Stephanie Edmonds from the Ministry of Social Development is holding two training workshops in Hokitika this month for members of the community that would like to be able to support individuals who have been affected by family violence.
Learn how to be an “It’s not OK champion” and use your influence to change attitudes and behaviour.
Workshop number #1 will be held on Wednesday 26 July from 5:30pm – 8pmat the St John Hall at 134 Stafford Street and will teach you valuable skills to listen to affected individuals and refer people to appropriate support services in the community. A certificate of completion will be provided to those who attend this training. This is a great professional development opportunity for those who already work in the helping professions, but all members of the community are encouraged to attend. Learn skills to help your friends and family who may have experienced family violence.
The second workshop will be held the following evening on Thursday 27 July (same time and venue) and it will focus on media training for those who have completed the champion training.
If you have any further questions please contact Derek Blight, Community Development Advisor at Westland District Council on 03 756 9047, or email Stephanie Edmonds at