What motivates us to engage in activism

What motivates us to engage in activism

Activist Health and Wellbeing Survey Results We had almost 200 responses to our activism health and wellbeing survey! We’ll be releasing the results in a series of short posts on each question. This week: ‘what motivates you to engage in activism’? The answers around...
Grassroots organising for safety

Grassroots organising for safety

Community research project Experiences of violence not only impact on wellbeing but present a significant barrier to communities being spaces where people can feel safe enough to fully participate in and lead social change movements. Lauren Caulfield is conducting...
Day in Nature

Day in Nature

Onur Ekinci explains how a Day in Nature helps you and the community to thrive. US journalist and author Richard Louv described in the Guardian 10 reasons why we need more contact with nature. Below is just the list: The more high-tech our lives become, the more...
Happy Birthday PTT!

Happy Birthday PTT!

Woot! It’s one year since Plan to Thrive launched. In this first year we’ve shared 42 posts on the topic of activist health and wellbeing. Plan to Thrive started out as a small spin-off from Plan to Win but has grown to be another thriving project in its...
Living with mental illness: one story

Living with mental illness: one story

Mental illness, social justice and privilege An anonymous writer shares his story of living with mental illness, and highlights the social forces which impact on personal experience.  “Stories matter, many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to...
Neoliberalism and the Energy Deficit for Social Activism

Neoliberalism and the Energy Deficit for Social Activism

Tulia Thompson makes the connections between the impact of neoliberal policies and our capacity to engage in social activism. This article was written in mid 2013 and makes reference to the state of the welfare system in Aotearoa New Zealand, and political leaders in...