Dilworth Old Boys who are the survivors of abuse during their time at the School may have been living with pain and trauma, some for many years.
This may have had a profound impact on their health and wellbeing, as well as their relationships with whānau and friends, who may have suffered as well.
While nothing can undo the past, the Board is committed to supporting Old Boy survivors who suffered abuse during their time at the School.
The Listening Service continues to be available to any Dilworth Old Boy in New Zealand or overseas.
Completely independent of Dilworth, the Listening Service is available to any Old Boy who suffered abuse while at the School and who wants to access professional counselling services or psychological therapy and support, at no cost.
If you know an Old Boy who you think might benefit from using this free and confidential service, please provide them with this email address and encourage them to get in touch:
To support Old Boy survivors the Board has also established a Wellness Unit. Currently, the Wellness Unit is supporting survivors and others who choose to participate in the Independent Inquiry.
The Wellness Unit is a dedicated team of professionals who have experience working with survivors of abuse and trauma and are on hand to assist those participating in the Independent Inquiry. It also provides support, referrals and access to counselling and other support services for those participating in these processes.
If a survivor has engaged in the Inquiry, they are entitled to have access to and contact with the same support person for both the Inquiry and Redress Programme.