Te Hiringa Hauora - Nōku Te Ao: Like Minds
Nōku te Ao Like Minds is a public awareness programme that aims to increase social inclusion and end discrimination towards people with experience of mental illness or distress. We do this through public awareness campaigns, community projects and research.
Grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi and a commitment to equity, Nōku te Ao Like Minds introduces a new phase. We work with and for the people most affected by discrimination, including Māori and Pacific communities.
Evidence shows one in five New Zealanders and one in four Pacific people experience mental distress. However, one in three Māori are affected by mental distress. To that end, the chances of prejudice and discrimination impacting on Māori with lived experiences of distress is extremely high.
Nōku te Ao Like Minds is grounded in kaupapa Māori research and evaluation. It is a multi-level programme based on kaupapa Māori principles with national campaigns and communications, media monitoring and community-led social movement activities, education and social action grants