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Let's end mental illness discrimination

Let's make New Zealand an even better place to live

1 in 5 New Zealanders will experience mental illness this year. That's a lot of Kiwis – it could be you, your family, workmates or friends.

One of the biggest challenges for people experiencing mental illness is discrimination. We're proud as New Zealanders to have embraced difference in so many ways. However, people are discriminated against every day because of prejudice and stereotypes about mental illness. 

You can be part of changing this.  We are asking New Zealanders to make their own personal pledge to end mental illness discrimination. Join them today!

How can you make a difference?

We can end mental illness discrimination together. We've got ideas, practical tips and information about how you can make a difference in your community or workplace to create a healthier, more inclusive New Zealand. 

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What can communities do?

Discrimination is one of the biggest barriers to recovery from an experience of mental illness. Whether you are part of a sports club, school, marae, or your own book club, you can support someone's recovery and inclusion.

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Why are workplaces important?

Having a job is good for your health and sense of self. It helps you feel socially included, financially independent, and gives you a sense of purpose. It is a key to recovery for people with experience of mental illness or distress. 

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