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November 17, 2017
abusive relationships

Sophie’s abuse story strikes a chord

A MOTHER'S MISSION: Lesley Elliot speaks to young mothers at Freyberg High School's Teen Parent Unit about how to identify abusive relationships.
November 17, 2017
unhealthy relationship

World Health Organisation report highlights violence against women as a ‘global health problem of epidemic proportions’

20 JUNE 2013 | GENEVA - Physical or sexual violence is a public health problem that affects more than one third of all women globally, according to a new report released by WHO in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the South African Medical Research Council.
November 17, 2017

Sophie Elliott Foundation visits Waimate High School (9 May, 2013)

Lesley explained to the students how she was unable to save her daughter from an ex-boyfriend's murderous rage and she is now determined to steer our young men and women away from abusive relationships as a legacy to Sophie.
November 17, 2017

Sophie Elliott Foundation to pilot dating violence prevention programme (7 May, 2013)

The Sophie Elliott Foundation is about to launch a pilot of a healthy relationship programme, Loves Me Not in nine secondary schools around New Zealand from May this year. 
November 16, 2017

Thank you to Westland High School (11 April, 2013)

Foundation trustees Lesley Elliott and Bill O'Brien visited Westland High School in April (2013) to talk to their year 12 and 13 students. Thank you for your kind donation of $250!!
November 16, 2017
violence prevention

Sophie Elliott Foundation on Dunedin Television

Watch Sophie's Legacy - An In-Depth Look at the Sophie Elliott Foundation here. Thank you to the team at Dunedin Television for your ongoing support, and all the sponsors who came onboard to make this show happen.
November 16, 2017

Lesley Elliott named Next magazine Woman of the Year 2011

Lesley Elliott has been named Next Woman of the Year for her efforts to change the country’s attitude towards abuse and violence within relationships. Since forming the Sophie Elliott Foundation, Lesley has juggled her work for the foundation with her nursing job at Dunedin Public Hospital.
November 16, 2017
Sophie’s Legacy

A Mothers Story

If things were different, 11 June 2011, would have been Sophie’s 26th Birthday. Instead, that day, we launched “Sophie’s Legacy – A mother’s story of her family’s loss and their quest for change”. All proceeds of Sophie’s Legacy will go towards the Sophie Elliott Foundation aim of violence prevention through education, awareness and empowerment of young women.