June 7, 2018

SEF Trustee Bill O’Brien awarded NZ Order of Merit in Queens Birthday Honour List

William (Bill) O’Brien, trustee and manager of the Sophie Elliott Foundation was awarded the NZ Order of Merit over the Queens Birthday Weekend for services to victim support and the prevention of domestic violence. Bill is responsible for the trust’s day-to-day operations, including its work to help young people foster healthy relationships through its Loves-Me-Not programmes in schools.  The Loves-Me-Not programme  has reached over 10,000 students in 105 secondary schools so far, and is being rolled out to new schools every year. All the Trustees of the Sophie Elliott Foundation are proud of Bill and the recognition for his tireless […]
February 8, 2018

A decade on: Sophie Elliott’s family remember her

NZ Herald: Ten years after the horrific murder of Sophie Elliott her parents say the pain of losing her will never go away.
December 8, 2017

Lesley Elliott – New Zealand Order of Merit

Congratulations to Lesley on becoming a New Zealand Order of Merit – awarded for her services to the prevention of domestic violence. Watch TV3’s interview with Lesley.
December 8, 2017

Lesley Elliott Wins 2014 Westpac Women of Influence Supreme Award

Congratulations to Lesley Elliott for winning the 2014 Women of Influcence supreme award!
December 8, 2017

Lesley Elliott on Radio NZ’s National Programme

Listen to Lesley Elliott’s interview here.
December 8, 2017

It’s a Devil of a Thing By Christina Cheyne

Is there someone in your life who yells at you, belittles you, tries to control you and speaks to you with disrespect or cruel jest? Are your opinions ignored and your accomplishments never acknowledged?
December 8, 2017

But… I Love You By NZ Writer Cherry.G

Cherry.G tells an eye opening story of how a relationship can start off so well and end up in covert abuse. It shows how one can easily slip into being daily abused without eve...n recognising the signs, and covers a relationship from start to finish including; getting out, society issues and the legal system.
November 17, 2017

Loves-Me-Not in the Media

The Sophie Elliott Foundation has received more excellent media coverage for our Loves-Me-Not programmme.
November 17, 2017

Zonta Club of Oamaru, White Ribbon Day Essay Competition Winner

Congratulations to Keely McLeod from East Otago High School for winning the Zonta Club of Oamaru, White Ribbon Day Essay Competition.
November 17, 2017

Men of New Zealand ….. Take the Pledge

This year men are being asked to take ‘The Pledge’. While most men are not violent, most violence against women is perpetrated by men. This is why The Pledge is so important. It is a call to action for New Zealand men to take ownership of men’s violence towards women, and to actively be part of the solution.
November 17, 2017

Enough is Enough Mini Documentary

Enough is Enough is a mini documentary in memory of Patricia Ann “Wowo” McGrath, who was killed by an act of family violence in January, 2013.
November 17, 2017

Under Current interview

Check out the interview trustee Lesley Elliott did with Under Current during a Sophie Elliott Foundation visit to Palmerston North.