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DEGNZ would like to express our deep gratitude to the Vista Foundation and Home & Family Counselling for providing DEGNZ members with this professional counselling offer.
The recent global pandemic has been particularly tough on the film industry. This collaboration has been created to provide support for the people of New Zealand’s film industry adversely affected by the ongoing social and commercial challenges.
Cliff Curtis, a Patron of the Vista Foundation, had recorded this video in support of the initiative:
What’s on offer?
Up to 5 one-hour sessions of counselling. This can be for yourself or a family member.
Anyone who’s a member of the below organisations:
- Directors and Editors Guild of New Zealand
- New Zealand Writers Guild
- Screen Industry Guild Aotearoa (Technicians)
- Screen Composers Guild of New Zealand
- Screen Production and Development Association (SPADA)
- Women in Film & Television NZ (WIFT)
- Ngā Aho Whakaari (Māori in Screen)
- New Zealand Cinematographer’s Society
- Stunt Guild of New Zealand
- Equity New Zealand (Actors)
- NZ Advertising Producer’s Group (NZAPG)
- Pan Asian Screen Collective.
* Organisation and membership details will need to be provided to Home & Family Counselling.
Accessing this offer
To take up the Vista Foundation / Home and Family Counselling Offer, a client will make contact directly with Home and Family using this process:
- Visit www.homeandfamily.org.nz/filmindustry/
- Click Make An Appointment and telephone or (form) email Home & Family’s central (Mount Eden) or North Shore (Northcote) centres. (Do not use the Hibiscus Coast/Orewa option). If outside of Auckland, choose Central.
- Once Home & Family makes contact, the client will need to advise their membership organisation and number.**
- Home & Family will initiate the process of counselling including assigning a counsellor.
For DEGNZ members **
DEGNZ does not issue membership numbers, so members taking up this offer will need to provide your name and membership expiry date to Home & Family PLUS explain that DEGNZ members do not have a membership number. If it’s a family member utilising the counselling, the DEGNZ member name and expiry date will be needed to confirm the session(s). Your membership must be valid at the time of your appointment(s).
You will find your expiry date under the ‘Card’ tab when you sign in to Manage Your Account.
About The Vista Foundation
The Vista Foundation is a social responsibility initiative founded by Vista Group, a publicly listed New Zealand company comprising several businesses and a world leader in providing technology solutions to the global film industry.
A New Zealand-registered charity run by a board of six trustees and with Roger Donaldson and Cliff Curtis as patrons, the Vista Foundation aims to help nurture the continued growth and success of the New Zealand film industry.
The Foundation has put aside a sum to subsidise counselling sessions for film industry workers and their families. The Foundation will make a donation of NZ$50 to Home & Family for each one hour session sought and provided. The $50 subsidy will mean that a donation to Home & Family by the client is non-obligatory; to be clear, a client donation can be at any level dependent on affordability.
About ‘Home & Family Counselling
Founded 126 years ago in 1893, today ‘Home & Family’ provides counselling to children, youths, individuals, couples and families. With high social services empathy and an obviously impressive track record of achieving positive outcomes for clients, Home & Family counselling is accessible to all in need. For clients, the cost of counselling at Home & Family is by donation and it is voluntary.
Home & Family is an Incorporated Society with charitable status. The organisation is led by an Executive Director supported by a Board of seven. New Zealand’s Governor General, currently Her Excellency, the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy is the Patron of Home & Family.
Counselling is offered from centres in Mount Eden and Northcote in Auckland. (Under the lock-down terms of Covid-19, online or telephone counselling is working well).
Full details about this initiative: