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Plunket NZ

As Aotearoa's largest support service for the health and wellbeing of tamariki under 5's and their whānau, Plunket has been the PMGT's partner on all matters relating to child safety and wellbeing for twenty five years.

Together we have conducted national campaigns focusing on positive parenting, informing the public on matters relating child safety, and funding a wide range of community support organizations and services.  Sincerely, thank you for your support - the team at the NZPMGT.

COMMUNITY GRANTS

Your donation will help us to continue to offer practical help to children and their families in need of some human kindness and community support. This we do by providing items of warmth and care through social service and community professionals, who make requests on their clients’ behalf. These include police, public health nurses, social and community workers.

Donations help support the day to day running of the charity and allow us to purchase blankets and other items of warmth and comfort. In addition, your donation allows us to put together family care packs to the Northshore and Auckland hospital’s ICUs (intensive care departments).

We want members of the community to not only feel supported and warm, but importantly valued, and your donation carries this message of valuing others. Together we have created a community of kindness.

Kind regards,
Bernie Harfleet
Treasurer | Give A Kid A Blanket Charitable Trust Board

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Give a Kid a Blanket is a recipient of our community grants program

To see other groups that we help; head here

Earle Cooper (left) and Rob Lindsay (right)

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After more than 25 years as the Executive officer for the Leaders Guild, Earle Cooper has retired, well sort of. He is still remaining as a board member of the Trust. At the beginning of December, Rob Lindsay took over the role after a brief induction from the man himself. A very warm welcome to you Rob!

CHANGING OF THE GUARD

GUILD NEWS

Brian Hartley and John Palmer life membership awards

Brian Hartley (top) John Palmer (bottom) Dave Allo (right)

Meritorious Service and Life Membership Awards

The Police Managers' Guild Charitable Trust was established in November 1996 to provide financial support to worthy causes, individuals and community organisations. 

In addition, the Police Managers' Guild Trust is New Zealand's foremost provider of free crime prevention and safety education to the the Kiwi public.

Brian Hartley was the Guild President at the time and was instrumental in having the Trust formed. Twenty three years later Brian is still a Trustee and very involved in the work of the Trust

John Palmer MNZM was elected as a Trustee in 1998 and to this day is still a very active member of the Trust Board.

Dave Allo was the first Trust Treasurer and held his position from 1996 to 2009.

Mid 2019 the PMGT Board recognised Brian and John's outstanding service by making them Life Members of the Trust, the first of such awards. For Dave's excellent service and 13 years of hard work the Board thanked him with a Meritorious Service Award.

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Its mens health week in Aotearoa, take this survey to check your score: https://www.menshealthweek.co.nz/mens-health-survey/
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It is common for children to show signs of anxiety, whether its occasional anxiety or an anxiety disorder, there are many ways you can help your child manage it. Children could exhibit symptoms of anxiety such as;
- Anger or Aggression
- Avoiding certain situations
- Changes in appetite
- Getting in trouble at school
- Nervous habits like nail biting
- Refusing to go to school
- Social withdrawal
- Trouble sleeping or concentratingFor more info about anxiety in children please visit our website: https://pmgt.org.nz/Thank you to Naturally Yarns, Northern Sheetmetals and Melray Electric Limited for sponsoring our organisation.
It is common for children to show signs of anxiety, whether it's occasional anxiety or an anxiety disorder, there are many ways you can help your child manage it. Children could exhibit symptoms of anxiety such as;
- Anger or Aggression
- Avoiding certain situations
- Changes in appetite
- Getting in trouble at school
- Nervous habits like nail biting
- Refusing to go to school
- Social withdrawal
- Trouble sleeping or concentrating

For more info about anxiety in children please visit our website: pmgt.org.nz/

Thank you to Naturally Yarns, Northern Sheetmetals and Melray Electric Limited for sponsoring our organisation.
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Also please listen to the teacher and read what the teacher writes in the school reports in relation to how your child reacts to situations, what they may be struggling with, how do they compare to other children in certain situations e.g. putting their hand up and answering questions or doing the "dreaded" bring a item to school and talk about it in front of the class etc. So many little signs could be signals that your child needs a little help.

If you are worried that someone you know may be thinking about suicide, talk to them. Talking to someone about their suicidal thoughts doesnt make them more likely to end their life. Some things to remember when your talking to someone having suicidal thoughts are;- You can help them by just be being there to listen, without judging them
- You can help someone by talking through their support options to help them through their feelings.
- Small gestures can go a long way to let someone know youre thinking of them and that youre there for them. Try “How are you feeling today?,” or “is there anything I can do or anyone I can call for you?”Please visit our website for more information about mental health and suicide: https://pmgt.org.nz/teen-safety/#Youth-suicideThank you to Stihl Shop Tauranga, The Big Egg Shop and Screentime for sponsoring our organisation.
If you are worried that someone you know may be thinking about suicide, talk to them. Talking to someone about their suicidal thoughts doesn't make them more likely to end their life. Some things to remember when your talking to someone having suicidal thoughts are;

- You can help them by just be being there to listen, without judging them
- You can help someone by talking through their support options to help them through their feelings.
- Small gestures can go a long way to let someone know you're thinking of them and that you're there for them. Try “How are you feeling today?,” or “is there anything I can do or anyone I can call for you?”

Please visit our website for more information about mental health and suicide: pmgt.org.nz/teen-safety/#Youth-suicide

Thank you to Stihl Shop Tauranga, The Big Egg Shop and Screentime for sponsoring our organisation.
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Absolutely many times. Thankyou Linz

The twisted clarity of seeing suicide as the only logical way out quite often can be defused simply by someone willing to talk, or standing with them as they go through their pain.

Listening from the heart. Cry with them even , if your heart is moved. Hug them. Tell them you are there for them. I used to do phone counseling many years ago, my first call was an 18 y o man who had a knife in his hand and wanted me to give him a reason why he shouldnt e d it right now. Well, I'm a Christian (not perfect) so I have the ultimate reason. I broke all the rules of the counseling setup, and he rang back to tell the director, that he had given his life to God. He was very happy. His girlfriend had left him, he'd lost his job and his flatmates had quit talking to him. It had been all too much. Within 3 days, his girlfriend came back to him, his flatmates were friendly again and (lol!) hed joined the army! So glad when I think of him. And so glad I could help a precious lady where I used to live. I just felt to ring her work. I'd only met her once, but I felt a sadness about her. I didnt know what to say, so blurted out, "I'd just like to be a friend to you." She was so glad. She visited me after work and said shed decided to commit suicide. Her partner of 11 years had left her for another woman. It had broken her heart. She poured out her heart for over an hour while we drank tea. At the end I offered prayer which she was glad to receive. She was much happier after, even laughing. She kept texting me telling me she "still felt happy." Well, you might not like it but she too gave her heart to the Lord. I found out that she had the happiest, funniest disposition of anyone I'd met. We used to laugh together a lot. Another man in the church wanted to marry her, but she didnt want him. But at least, it would've helped her self esteem. Though she was pretty much a "knock-out" to look at anyway.For those who may not approve of me sharing Jesus to people - Hes all I have to offer. If you are only able to give a hug and let the person talk, that is very valuable. You're giving what you have to offer.

I couldn't agree more. Please be there for them and keep reminding them that you are there, any time.

Richard Tox this is why you and Deb are pure gold💛

sat with a mate in the pub talking joking having a beer and a laugh, next morning he killed himself the only thing i thought was strange he had told me some months earlier he had a problem with alcohol but he walked into the pub, No alarm bells rang at all. Then you question yourself could I have done this, could I have done that? No amount of wishes will bring them back but don't blame yourself if you couldn't stop them that is a burden you should not carry PS in a strange way the fact he spent his last night on earth with me was sort of a compliment in a way but with a sharp slap added afterwards. RIP Dave

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Rock fishing is extremely popular in New Zealand but it can also be very dangerous. You may have lots of experience going rock fishing but it is important to remember your own safety because large waves can be a major hazard.

- Always wear a lifejacket
- Pay attention to your locations tide and swell information
- Never turn your back on the sea
- Spend at least 10 minutes observing the sea conditions before you begin rock fishing

If you would like to learn more about how to stay safe while fishing visit the water safety website: www.dpanz.org.nz/research/rock-fishing/

Thank you to KidsCanNZ, Balclutha Windscreen N Glass and Danny's Real Pita Bread for sponsoring our organisation!
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The Police Managers Guild Trust proudly supports the Give a kid a blanket mission. Give a kid a blanket gifts objects of warmth including blankets, duvets, bedding, clothing and self-care essentials to those who need them in the community. If you would like to donate some quality warmth please check out their facebook page for your nearest drop off donation point: Give a Kid a BlanketIf you would like to donate financially or read more about the awesome work the team are doing, visit their website here: https://giveakidablanket.co.nz/
The Police Managers Guild Trust proudly supports the Give a kid a blanket mission. Give a kid a blanket gifts objects of warmth including blankets, duvets, bedding, clothing and self-care essentials to those who need them in the community. If you would like to donate some quality warmth please check out their facebook page for your nearest drop off donation point: Give a Kid a Blanket

If you would like to donate financially or read more about the awesome work the team are doing, visit their website here: giveakidablanket.co.nz/
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Bernie Harfleet

How Special

Is this only in the north Island? I have blankets to give.

If you suspect your teenager is using drugs, there are positive steps as parents to ensure your children are aware of the risks and consequences. The better you can communicate with your teenagers, the more at ease your child will feel about discussing drugs and other sensitive issues with you. American research suggests children who learn from their parents about the risks of drugs are 36% less likely to smoke marijuana than children who dont. If you would like to learn more about talking to your teenagers about sensitive issues, please visit our website: https://pmgt.org.nz/teen-safety/#DrugsThank you to The Big Egg Shop and Scott Williams Motors Ltd for sponsoring our organisation!
If you suspect your teenager is using drugs, there are positive steps as parents to ensure your children are aware of the risks and consequences. The better you can communicate with your teenagers, the more at ease your child will feel about discussing drugs and other sensitive issues with you. American research suggests children who learn from their parents about the risks of drugs are 36% less likely to smoke marijuana than children who don't. If you would like to learn more about talking to your teenagers about sensitive issues, please visit our website: pmgt.org.nz/teen-safety/#Drugs

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My ex was using drugs, but the medical profession and her family were feeding them to her by the case load......u couldn’t discern who she was from one day to the next.

. How dare someone young do the things they're geriatric parents do pretending they're their age.

lol - it did - they sat me down when I was in my 30's and told me the SYSTEM was lying - I didn't listen until I was 40.

...and then there's the parents who are the users who for whatever reason are normalising the behavior for their children.

What about the fallout from hormonal imbalance that can be the cause of and lead to addiction? Namely was given a heap of drugs at birth to keep me alive, (aldactone/spironolactone) used for diuretic purposes but also a testosterone blocker, thereafter I ended up with medically induced menopausal symptoms from age 8 and worst from puberty, age 14 started tobacco, pot at 16 and booze at 18 all for medicinal purposes (to calm the brain and balance the body), gained a few drink drives over the next 20 years due to drinking to calm my brain and knowing something was out of balance but doctors and family only looked at the symptoms not the root cause so no relief, went to rehab in 2017, clean for 6 months then started alcohol and pot again, finally in Dec 2019 started hrt (estrogen and progesterone) and now, no want for booze, pot or tobacco, have quit pot and tobacco and can choose if I'd like a drink or not (mostly not), have lost my daughter thanks to my parents looking at my past along with the judge to my past alcohol use for medicinal purposes since it was excessive and now I find an article regarding a study into menopausal women and hormone imbalance and it's link to addiction that supports my original hypothesis and findings, there also needs to be help for those in my situation where use was unique for their age although not unique on the whole, am 39 in 11 days and feel alive for the first time in 30 years finally,www.awaremed.com/uncategorized/estrogen-imbalances-impacting-on-addiction/

Lmao

You should focus more on meth and alcohol.

my parents loved Alcohol and i find that most of the police are drunks also ,,

Education wins every time.

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