Rainbow Ride New Zealand: Plan B

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Rainbow Ride New Zealand: Plan B

Project 2017-10-08 20:15:58 +1300

 

  

 

RAINBOW RIDE NEW ZEALAND
PLAN B: Look Ma, no hands!

 

Kia ora!

My name is Alfie and I’m from Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve created this campaign to raise money for printing copies of the brand new resource:

 

FRONT PAGE OF RESOURCE

(Photo: Supporting Aotearoa's Rainbow People. A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals)

 

Rainbow Mental Health Resource

This practical guide is for mental health professionals, to help them support their rainbow (queer, LGBTQIA+, takatpui, trans, nonbinary, and questioning) clients. The resource will be available for free online, and there will also be limited hard copies available for order. We will use the funds raised here to print as many resources as possible and distribute them to health services and schools around the country.

The resource is 50 pages of insight into the LGBTI+ community, specifically targeted at medical professionals working in the mental health sector in New Zealand.

 

 

Mission Statement

Aiming to grow positive and accepting environments for every Kiwi to live in, by providing relevant LGBTI+ educational resources, leading by example and being visible LGBTI+ role models and allies in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

 

You may be wondering why this project is called

‘PLAN B’

 

 

The Original Plan

The idea was to ride a bicycle from Bluff to Cape Reinga in February 2019 and share hard copy educational LGBTI+ resources with high schools all over NZ. This would have provided practical support towards LGBTI+ young people all over the country. Thus, ‘Rainbow Ride New Zealand’ was created.

 


 

Road Block

In October 2017, Alfie fell backwards into some shallow water at Lake Wanaka and injured his left wrist. The break was misdiagnosis as a sprain, and over time this caused 3mm of calcium to build up, irritating the tendon and limiting movement to the point where the only way to resolve the injury was surgical intervention.

To add insult to injury, before Alfie was able to have surgery, his right wrist was over stretched and injured in an attempt to protect his left hand in January 2019. 

(Photo: Alfie in the recovery room after having surgery on his left wrist in March 2019)

Ultimately this made the trip really hard to organise. This meant the ride was either going to be continually postponed or cancelled. We had already put in so many hours of work, and there was already support and funding behind the project. This fact and Alfie’s unfortunate timed injury wasn’t about to dictate the Rainbow Ride project to a halting finish.

 

Now I’m not sure about you, but using zero hands isn’t exactly easy. I needed an idea to use up the funding, and have the same values of the original idea, to make for a satisfying conclusion.

  

 

PLAN B:

My idea started with Gloria Fraser, who is a postgrad student at Victoria University, studying clinical psychology.
For her thesis, Gloria interviewed and surveyed almost 1600 rainbow people in Aotearoa about their experiences of accessing mental health support. Together with some great community organisations, she used the findings of this research to create a resource for mental health professionals. The resource provides information and practical tips to help mental health professionals better support their rainbow clients. It also shares the hopes and experiences of rainbow New Zealanders.

 

We needed:

A. Closure of the Rainbow Ride project

B. A project to support that has the same core values

C. To use the saved Rainbow Ride money on something worthwhile

 

Rainbow Mental Health Resource:

A. Is going to be launched in August 2019

B. Has a real need within the mental health sector

C. Needs funding!

 

 EXCERT

(Photo: Excert from the Rainbow Resource Booklet) 

 

 

Costs:

Rainbow Ride New Zealand has raised just over $4000 so far, which is a really good effort! 

These funds will be used for:

  • Printing hard copies of the Rainbow Resource.
  • Print A3 posters promoting the Rainbow Resource
  • Running the website, which will have a free PDF download of the resource.

 

It costs roughly $10-$12 to print one copy of this resource. However, the more we print, the cheaper it gets. (E.g. Spending $5000 on printing will make each copy around $5)

In an ideal world, every mental health professional will have a copy of this resource on their bookshelf.
Rainbow Ride NZ is going to start the ball rolling, by letting people know that the Rainbow Mental Health Resource exists.

 

Needs:

New Zealand has overwhelming youth suicide statistics, and The LGBTI+ population make up a large percentage of this number.

 

“One in five transgender students had attempted suicide in the last year.”
– Taken from ‘Youth’12: Fact Sheet about Transgender Young People’

 

"To lower these statistics we need to combat stigma and discrimination so that LGBTI+ people feel included and accepted, but we also need accessible, high quality mental health care. At the moment, many mental health professionals in Aotearoa lack the knowledge and skills to provide support to rainbow people. There is an urgent need for locally developed resources that will increase rainbow cultural competency. Our resource will give mental health professionals the information they need to best support rainbow people, and will weave in the personal experiences of those in the community." - Gloria Fraser

 

(Photo: Rainbow Ride pins ready to be dispatched)  

 

End result of project

We aim to improve the quality of mental health care for rainbow New Zealanders. We will do this by:

Launching a freely available, accessible and evidence-based resource that guides mental health professionals in their work with rainbow clients.

This resource will share the stories of rainbow people who’ve accessed mental health care, and will answer common questions such as:

  • How does sex, sexuality, and gender relate to mental health?

  • What is the most respectful way to approach these topics with a client?

  • Who can I contact for further guidance when I feel my knowledge is lacking?

Give mental health professionals the confidence and tools to support rainbow community members, and increase the number of rainbow allies in the field of mental health care.

 

 

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Please come and celebrate at the launch party with us!

 

🎈Auckland Resource Launch 🎈

When: August 5th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: RainbowYOUTH, 10 Abbey Street, Auckland Central.

Click here to RSVP to the Auckland launch.

 

🎈Wellington Resource Launch🎈

When: August 2nd, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: Room 101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Victoria University, Kelburn, Wellington.

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Rainbow Ride Enamel Pins 

Take a look at our nifty pins designed by Pepper Raccoon!

 

(Photo: Two enamel pins, the left one is glittery, the right is original)

 

Now What?

Thanks for stopping by to support the Rainbow Ride, and the Rainbow Mental Health Resource.
 I'm so grateful for every single bit of support, and I'm so proud to have such a kind and supportive community around me.

Please give generously and don't forget to share this page with your friends and whnau.


Ngmihi,
Alfie

Alfie

(Photo: Alfie, smiling and wearing a 'Challenge Transphobia' T-shirt) 

 

 

Get in touch:

Email: [email protected]
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/alfie19
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Alfieev
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alfieev
Instagram: http://instagram.com/alfieeev

 

  

 

 

     wellington vista
Wellington vista from Mt Kaukau

 

 

 

 

 

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Anonymous pledger
2019-07-15 20:09:16 +1200
Joanna Long
2019-07-15 11:20:09 +1200
Alex
2019-07-15 11:13:49 +1200
Adam White
2019-06-29 19:00:18 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-06-13 19:14:30 +1200

"Nice work team, can’t wait to share this!!"

Anonymous pledger
2019-06-13 19:11:16 +1200

"Sounds like an excellent resource. Many thanks for your hard work."

Mumma 🐻
2019-06-13 17:05:49 +1200

"❤️🧡💛💚💙💜"

Anonymous pledger
2019-06-12 11:33:05 +1200
Adam White
2019-06-11 21:48:11 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-06-11 20:32:14 +1200
Andre Lichtsteiner
2019-06-11 20:16:11 +1200
Lara Greaves
2019-06-10 09:50:23 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-06-07 12:57:55 +1200
Mark Hanna
2019-06-07 10:53:32 +1200
Emily Van De Wiel
2019-06-07 10:45:05 +1200

"Good save good save "

Dora
2019-06-07 07:33:00 +1200
Kari Lloyd
2019-06-07 05:53:39 +1200
Jason Aldous
2019-06-06 20:41:22 +1200
Jennifer O'Sullivan
2019-06-05 13:10:05 +1200
K Wheeler
2019-06-03 12:14:03 +1200
Amy Tait
2019-05-31 19:30:08 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-05-31 17:03:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-05-29 12:51:14 +1200
Peter Rowney
2019-05-27 19:49:02 +1200
Craig Atkins
2019-05-25 11:01:31 +1200
Matthew Sullivan
2019-05-25 09:05:16 +1200

"On ya"

Jelly O'Shea
2019-05-25 08:04:30 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-05-24 15:38:48 +1200
Sheila dooley
2019-05-24 13:30:50 +1200

"Good to see you still going for it regardless of all the hiccups. I hope you have a very successful campaign."

Followers 3

Followers of Rainbow Ride New Zealand: Plan B

Rainbow Ride New Zealand: Plan B

Project 2017-10-08 20:15:58 +1300

 

  

 

RAINBOW RIDE NEW ZEALAND
PLAN B: Look Ma, no hands!

 

Kia ora!

My name is Alfie and I’m from Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve created this campaign to raise money for printing copies of the brand new resource:

 

FRONT PAGE OF RESOURCE

(Photo: Supporting Aotearoa's Rainbow People. A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals)

 

Rainbow Mental Health Resource

This practical guide is for mental health professionals, to help them support their rainbow (queer, LGBTQIA+, takatpui, trans, nonbinary, and questioning) clients. The resource will be available for free online, and there will also be limited hard copies available for order. We will use the funds raised here to print as many resources as possible and distribute them to health services and schools around the country.

The resource is 50 pages of insight into the LGBTI+ community, specifically targeted at medical professionals working in the mental health sector in New Zealand.

 

 

Mission Statement

Aiming to grow positive and accepting environments for every Kiwi to live in, by providing relevant LGBTI+ educational resources, leading by example and being visible LGBTI+ role models and allies in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

 

You may be wondering why this project is called

‘PLAN B’

 

 

The Original Plan

The idea was to ride a bicycle from Bluff to Cape Reinga in February 2019 and share hard copy educational LGBTI+ resources with high schools all over NZ. This would have provided practical support towards LGBTI+ young people all over the country. Thus, ‘Rainbow Ride New Zealand’ was created.

 


 

Road Block

In October 2017, Alfie fell backwards into some shallow water at Lake Wanaka and injured his left wrist. The break was misdiagnosis as a sprain, and over time this caused 3mm of calcium to build up, irritating the tendon and limiting movement to the point where the only way to resolve the injury was surgical intervention.

To add insult to injury, before Alfie was able to have surgery, his right wrist was over stretched and injured in an attempt to protect his left hand in January 2019. 

(Photo: Alfie in the recovery room after having surgery on his left wrist in March 2019)

Ultimately this made the trip really hard to organise. This meant the ride was either going to be continually postponed or cancelled. We had already put in so many hours of work, and there was already support and funding behind the project. This fact and Alfie’s unfortunate timed injury wasn’t about to dictate the Rainbow Ride project to a halting finish.

 

Now I’m not sure about you, but using zero hands isn’t exactly easy. I needed an idea to use up the funding, and have the same values of the original idea, to make for a satisfying conclusion.

  

 

PLAN B:

My idea started with Gloria Fraser, who is a postgrad student at Victoria University, studying clinical psychology.
For her thesis, Gloria interviewed and surveyed almost 1600 rainbow people in Aotearoa about their experiences of accessing mental health support. Together with some great community organisations, she used the findings of this research to create a resource for mental health professionals. The resource provides information and practical tips to help mental health professionals better support their rainbow clients. It also shares the hopes and experiences of rainbow New Zealanders.

 

We needed:

A. Closure of the Rainbow Ride project

B. A project to support that has the same core values

C. To use the saved Rainbow Ride money on something worthwhile

 

Rainbow Mental Health Resource:

A. Is going to be launched in August 2019

B. Has a real need within the mental health sector

C. Needs funding!

 

 EXCERT

(Photo: Excert from the Rainbow Resource Booklet) 

 

 

Costs:

Rainbow Ride New Zealand has raised just over $4000 so far, which is a really good effort! 

These funds will be used for:

  • Printing hard copies of the Rainbow Resource.
  • Print A3 posters promoting the Rainbow Resource
  • Running the website, which will have a free PDF download of the resource.

 

It costs roughly $10-$12 to print one copy of this resource. However, the more we print, the cheaper it gets. (E.g. Spending $5000 on printing will make each copy around $5)

In an ideal world, every mental health professional will have a copy of this resource on their bookshelf.
Rainbow Ride NZ is going to start the ball rolling, by letting people know that the Rainbow Mental Health Resource exists.

 

Needs:

New Zealand has overwhelming youth suicide statistics, and The LGBTI+ population make up a large percentage of this number.

 

“One in five transgender students had attempted suicide in the last year.”
– Taken from ‘Youth’12: Fact Sheet about Transgender Young People’

 

"To lower these statistics we need to combat stigma and discrimination so that LGBTI+ people feel included and accepted, but we also need accessible, high quality mental health care. At the moment, many mental health professionals in Aotearoa lack the knowledge and skills to provide support to rainbow people. There is an urgent need for locally developed resources that will increase rainbow cultural competency. Our resource will give mental health professionals the information they need to best support rainbow people, and will weave in the personal experiences of those in the community." - Gloria Fraser

 

(Photo: Rainbow Ride pins ready to be dispatched)  

 

End result of project

We aim to improve the quality of mental health care for rainbow New Zealanders. We will do this by:

Launching a freely available, accessible and evidence-based resource that guides mental health professionals in their work with rainbow clients.

This resource will share the stories of rainbow people who’ve accessed mental health care, and will answer common questions such as:

  • How does sex, sexuality, and gender relate to mental health?

  • What is the most respectful way to approach these topics with a client?

  • Who can I contact for further guidance when I feel my knowledge is lacking?

Give mental health professionals the confidence and tools to support rainbow community members, and increase the number of rainbow allies in the field of mental health care.

 

 

--------------------------------------------------

Please come and celebrate at the launch party with us!

 

🎈Auckland Resource Launch 🎈

When: August 5th, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: RainbowYOUTH, 10 Abbey Street, Auckland Central.

Click here to RSVP to the Auckland launch.

 

🎈Wellington Resource Launch🎈

When: August 2nd, 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Where: Room 101, Alan MacDiarmid Building, Victoria University, Kelburn, Wellington.

--------------------------------------------------

 

 

Rainbow Ride Enamel Pins 

Take a look at our nifty pins designed by Pepper Raccoon!

 

(Photo: Two enamel pins, the left one is glittery, the right is original)

 

Now What?

Thanks for stopping by to support the Rainbow Ride, and the Rainbow Mental Health Resource.
 I'm so grateful for every single bit of support, and I'm so proud to have such a kind and supportive community around me.

Please give generously and don't forget to share this page with your friends and whnau.


Ngmihi,
Alfie

Alfie

(Photo: Alfie, smiling and wearing a 'Challenge Transphobia' T-shirt) 

 

 

Get in touch:

Email: [email protected]
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/alfie19
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Alfieev
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alfieev
Instagram: http://instagram.com/alfieeev

 

  

 

 

     wellington vista
Wellington vista from Mt Kaukau

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Anonymous pledger
2019-07-15 20:09:16 +1200
Joanna Long
2019-07-15 11:20:09 +1200
Alex
2019-07-15 11:13:49 +1200
Adam White
2019-06-29 19:00:18 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-06-13 19:14:30 +1200

"Nice work team, can’t wait to share this!!"

Anonymous pledger
2019-06-13 19:11:16 +1200

"Sounds like an excellent resource. Many thanks for your hard work."

Mumma 🐻
2019-06-13 17:05:49 +1200

"❤️🧡💛💚💙💜"

Anonymous pledger
2019-06-12 11:33:05 +1200
Adam White
2019-06-11 21:48:11 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-06-11 20:32:14 +1200
Andre Lichtsteiner
2019-06-11 20:16:11 +1200
Lara Greaves
2019-06-10 09:50:23 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-06-07 12:57:55 +1200
Mark Hanna
2019-06-07 10:53:32 +1200
Emily Van De Wiel
2019-06-07 10:45:05 +1200

"Good save good save "

Dora
2019-06-07 07:33:00 +1200
Kari Lloyd
2019-06-07 05:53:39 +1200
Jason Aldous
2019-06-06 20:41:22 +1200
Jennifer O'Sullivan
2019-06-05 13:10:05 +1200
K Wheeler
2019-06-03 12:14:03 +1200
Amy Tait
2019-05-31 19:30:08 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-05-31 17:03:13 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-05-29 12:51:14 +1200
Peter Rowney
2019-05-27 19:49:02 +1200
Craig Atkins
2019-05-25 11:01:31 +1200
Matthew Sullivan
2019-05-25 09:05:16 +1200

"On ya"

Jelly O'Shea
2019-05-25 08:04:30 +1200
Anonymous pledger
2019-05-24 15:38:48 +1200
Sheila dooley
2019-05-24 13:30:50 +1200

"Good to see you still going for it regardless of all the hiccups. I hope you have a very successful campaign."

Followers of Rainbow Ride New Zealand: Plan B

This campaign was successful and got its funding on 15/07/2019 at 9:00 PM.