Promoting mental health, demystifying mental illness, countering stigma and discrimination


About us

"LIKE MINDS TARANAKI IS A REGISTERED CHARITABLE TRUST INCORPORATED IN 1995.

UNTIL DECEMBER 2014 IT WAS ONE OF 27 REGIONAL PROVIDERS CONTRACTED BY THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH TO DELIVER THE LIKE MINDS NATIONAL PROGRAMME."


1. To promote mental health:

Via advertising, promotions, presentations and projects to promote positive mental health thinking and activities such as;

  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • 'Korero Mai' - a Newsletter for those providing services for people with experience in mental illness
  • Employment Guidebook - A guide for jobseekers with health issues
  • 'Whakaaro Pai' - 'Thinking Positively' Newsletter by Service Users for Service Users
  • 'What's On' - Newsletters promoting freely available educational and recreational activities - written by people on limited incomes for people on limited incomes
  • Positive Ageing - Taupaenui - A Newsletter for those interested in improving the quality of life for older persons in Taranaki.
  • Taking a co-coordinating and leadership role in the mental health sector

2. To 'de-mystify' mental illness:

Via advertising, articles and presentations to relevant organisations such as;

  • Articles in Newspapers
  • Presentations to various groups and organisations
  • Peer Support Groups in New Plymouth

3. To Counter Stigma and Discrimination whenever and wherever it occurs:

Via presentations, articles and promotions such as;

  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Employment Guidebook
  • Presentations to groups and organisations

4. A range of specific projects that cover all the above such as;

  • Employment Guidebook
  • Mental Health Awareness Week
  • Newsletters and newsletter articles in other newsletters
  • Stress in Rural Communities Projects
  • Taranaki Mental Health Sector Directory
  • Taranaki Mental Health Sector Website

 

LIKE MINDS TARANAKI



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Like Minds Taranaki gratefully acknowledges the financial support of this website by

The Ministry of Health

Feedback is always welcome
Like Minds Taranaki email: mental.health@xtra.co.nz

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Like-Minds-Taranaki/129833373781933


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