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

Programmes and Projects

Nau mai, haere mai, welcome to this Programmes & Projects section

Like Minds Taranaki undertake a wide range of programmes and projects aimed at promoting mental health and countering stigma and discrimination.

These include:

Mental Health Awareness Week - Second week of Ocober

Like Minds Taranaki facilitates this project each year and is fortunate to be involved with a wide range of other organisations and volunteers in a wide range of activities and programmes.

MHAW 2014 - Schedule of events

MHAW 2013 - Schedule of events

MHAW 2011 - Schedule of events

Turn The Page "Turn The Page - Tahuri Atu Te Wharangi" was launched at Puke Ariki in New Plymouth on Monday to kick off Mental Health Awareness Week 2011and is a Taranaki mental health initiative that encourages people to read prescribed books and other resources. This project was a collaboration between Midlands Health, Puke Ariki and Like Minds Taranaki is for people struggling with mild to moderate mental illness and the concept came from a successful UK model.
People can go to their GP for a "Turn the Page" prescription, which they can take to Puki Ariki or one of the district libraries to borrow a book for free.

Read about Mental Health Awareness Week 2009.

For further information contact Cecily - 06 759 0966.

Taranaki Mental Health Sector Directory

This 32 page document is available in soft and hard copies - or can be printed directly from here.

For further information contact Stephanie - 06 759 0966


"Korero Mai - What's On" - a monthly newsletter for those providing services for people with experience of mental illness combined with a newsletter promoting educational and recreational activities that are free or less than $5.00. This is sent to 150 recipients via hard copy or e-mail.

For further information contact Virginia - 06 759 0966.

Positive Ageing - Taupaenui - A Newsletter for those interested in improving the quality of life for older persons in Taranaki. (Archived newsletters now only)

Presentations to Community and Government Agencies in Taranaki:

Like Minds undertakes a significant number of presentations to groups as diverse as the Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Rotary, rural communities, community groups and Government Agencies.
Suicide Prevention Coordinating Group:

Like Minds Taranaki provides administration support services to two organisations:

The Taranaki Suicide Project

The Taranaki Suicide Prevention Coordinating Group

Networkers Meetings:

Like Minds Taranaki facilitates these meetings of those groups in the community providing services for people with experience of mental illness.

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

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