2018 Community Grants Fund recipients

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Do you want to reduce prejudice and increase social inclusion around mental distress by bringing a project to life in your community?

In 2018, 18 Like Minds, Like Mine Community Grants recipients did just that.

The below recipients received a Community Grant to deliver these impactful and inspiring projects for and with their local communities, iwi and hapū.

Tohiariki Whānau, Ngāti Mihi Hapū 

for Marae Mauri, a project to bring whānau back together on the marae, make connections and improve health outcomes.
TātouTātou to produce IA TALIA, an indigenous Samoan mental health zine making cultural knowledge accessible, and shareable, for marginalised Samoan youth.
Peerzone for a series of workshops in selected work and income sites which benefit people with mental distress.
Te Waiariki Purea Trust to bring rangitahi (young people) together in three, one-day-long wānanga. These wānanga focus on kōrero around how rangitahi could implement local initiatives to reduce prejudice and discrimination, and increase social inclusion, for people with experience of mental distress.
Mika Haka Foundation to create a free, self-empowerment-focused creative space where Māori and Pasifika rangitahi can explore ideas to reduce prejudice and discrimination against mental distress.
Realities Christchurch for a weekend workshop called Open Ears, Open Eyes, Open Hearts, which is designed for young people experiencing voices and visions.
Peer Health Development Trust for YZUP, a range of workshops to help young people with lived experience of mental distress tell their stories.
Asian Family Services for You Are Not Alone, a project to raise awareness of the prejudice and discrimination Asian youth living with mental distress in New Zealand can face.
Rainbow Youth for Transgender Awareness Week, a series of events including an anti-discrimination billboard campaign.
Joshua Iosefo for his original stage play Odd Daphne. The play challenges traditional Pasifika attitudes towards mental wellness by providing an insight into depression in a contemporary Pasifika context.
Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Volcanoes Sports Club for Youngies vs. Oldies Netball Day. This intergenerational netball event heroes the message "Patua Te Whakamā" (remove shame) and helps whānau better understand loved ones’ experiences with mental distress.
St Anthony's Catholic Church Youth Group for Radical Acceptance, a youth camp to devise and produce a musical about radical acceptance. The musical interweaves traditional myths, legends, songs and religious beliefs, exploring how these phenomena can collide with reality to increase social inclusion, better understand diversity and reduce prejudice and discrimination against mental distress.
Whanake Youth for You Belong, We Belong, a public mural featuring artwork designed by rangatahi. The mural features messages of inclusiveness and positivity, and aims to increase social inclusion and reduce discrimination against mental illness among whānau and hapori.
Isaac Te Reina for Allgood, a theatrical play to reduce discrimination against mental distress and anxiety for Māori rangitahi (young people) and whānau.
Daniel Goodwin for Breathe, a theatrical performance about living with others and living well with psychosis. The performance engages communities through storytelling.
Kapiti Future Leaders for Tūturu - Get Real, a campaign including various youth-led initiatives that aim to enhance the hauora hinengaro (emotional wellbeing) and increase social inclusion of Kāpiti rangitahi.
Perinatal Anxiety Depression Aotearoa for ten short videos about different people’s experiences with perinatal mental distress.

Good reads


Community Grants

Ivan's project: "You Are Not Alone"

You Are Not Alone is a video and poster campaign produced by... Read more

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Community Grants

Ngāti Whātua Volcanoes' project: Youngies vs. Oldies Netball Day

Youngies vs. Oldies Netball Day, an intergenerational Māori netball event, was funded... Read more

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Community Grants 2018

Joshua's project: "Odd Daphne"

Odd Daphne is a cake-smashing stage play which confronts mental distress myths... Read more

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Community Grants

Daniel's project: "Breathe"

Breathe, a stage play about experiencing psychosis, was funded by a 2018... Read more