Wellington Shoebox Christmas I got to hang out at Glenview Primary School after work tonight while they handed out the presents you all put together for these super-cool kids. In 2014 Shoebox Christmas was set up to deliver an extra Christmas smile for this great school. 4 years later, as a team you’re doing the same for 38 schools and 4400 children. on behalf of Glenview, and all those other playgrounds filled with children, thank you! Talk soon, Pera

A choice Thursday night. Kia ora Glenview School Porirua East from Pera Barrett https://ift.tt/2GduFrX via IFTTT

I gave a talk today about my car crash and my sisters and what living so close to death taught me about life. I’ve performed on stage enough to not be nervous about crowds in general, and I’ve written about, and contemplated, those things enough that it’s not really *painful* per se when I talk about them. But sharing that stuff without the safety lines on a page is probably the most emotionally exhaustive thing I voluntarily put myself through. If you’re ever around after I give that talk, and I seem a bit awkward or off, that’s why! Chur.

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Letter worth sharing – Don’t Be A Lemming – Pera Barrett A lot of people you love have struggled with alcohol, I never thought I was one of them. But it’s been five months since I had a drink, and I realise now that I had never been in control of my relationship with drinking. Not being in control of that relationship can mean different things for differe…

A letter I wrote Huhana and Kāhu about alcohol and lemmings. Kind of. from Pera Barrett https://ift.tt/2A0ht3w via IFTTT

Porirua, Ōtaki deaths: Authorities slammed for lack of response A mental health expert is calling health authorities’ response woeful as Porirua and Ōtaki grapple with a spate of sudden deaths.

Kia kaha whānaunga, good to see there’s some work underway. Asking for me: what’s happening right now in Otaki and nearby that you see making a positive difference to this? Cause I dont think it’s a cluster. Mental health is something we all need to think about, all of the time. If you’re doing something […]

Letter worth sharing – Don’t Be A Lemming

A lot of people you love have struggled with alcohol, I never thought I was one of them. But it’s been five months since I had a drink, and I realise now that I had never been in control of my relationship with drinking.
Not being in control of that relationship can mean different things for different people: sometimes wasted days hungover, sometimes sickness, jail, depression, sometimes death. So this is an important letter for you both.

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