Good Reads

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Ending the shame

Rani's story

When she was 17, Rani Welsh was going... Read more

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Lived experience advocacy

Johnny's story

Johnny Matteson has fought at the forefront of... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

John’s project: Māori and mental health services

Journalist John Boynton won a Pūtea Pāpāho/Mental Health... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Michelle's project: Fight or Flight

Michelle Cameron is a director, cinematographer and photographer... Read more

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Redefining wellness

Jared's story

Masks are a big part of the fight... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Adam's project: Out of My Mind

In 2018, Stuff journalist Adam Dudding won a... Read more

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Redefining wellness

Hannah's story

As a lived experience facilitator and trained social... Read more

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Ode to a lived experience leader

Suzy Stevens

Kua ngū te reo tīoriori o te atatū,... Read more

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Getting Through Covid-19

Jane's story

For so many people, COVID-19 restrictions hit right... Read more

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Getting through COVID-19

Samantha's story

34-year-old Samantha Adams thinks back to when her... Read more

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Getting through COVID-19

Sam's story

Sam is 23 and works full-time in Wellington.... Read more

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Fighting harmful comments online

Are you worried about the impact of harmful... Read more

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Making changes in workplaces

No more worries for DHL Christchurch

No Worries is a programme that helps workplaces... Read more

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Ode to a change-maker, rangatira and voice for Māori with lived experience

Te Wera Te Kōtua

Kua hinga te tōtara haemata o te waonui... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Indira's project: Together Alone

What do you do if your culture treats... Read more

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Fighting back against discrimination

Chris' story

Chris Naylor is a senior community support worker... Read more


Mental distress in our Pasifika communities

Community-led and focused

In June, Vaka Tautua helped to launch a... Read more


Reducing mental distress discrimination

An ode to Marsha Linehan

“So many people have begged me to come... Read more


Mental Health Media Grants

Jehan's project: The Inside Word

The Inside Word is a six-part panel show... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Bex and Craig's project: Aroha's Way

Aroha’s Way is a beautifully-illustrated children’s book about... Read more

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Community Grants

Daniel's project: "Breathe"

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

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Community Grants 2018

Joshua's project: "Odd Daphne"

Odd Daphne is a cake-smashing stage play which... 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... Read more


Ngā Kōrero and mental distress

What young people want

People under the age of 25 make up... Read more

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Take the Load Off campaign

Thomas' story

When Logistics Coordinator Thomas Momoisea hit rock bottom... Read more

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Take the Load Off campaign

Maria's story

Cantabrian Maria*’s experience with mental distress started when... Read more

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Take the Load Off Campaign

Hannah's story

When Hannah was 16, she had a year... Read more

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Take the Load Off campaign

Daniel's story

Taihape farmer Daniel Mickleson says he’s a typical... Read more

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Take the Load Off Campaign

Ana's story

Ana Jakeman has seen and heard things other... Read more


Community Grants

Ivan's project: "You Are Not Alone"

You Are Not Alone is a video and... Read more

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Poetry as a way through

Terry's story

Terry Lynch is a radio show host and... Read more

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Opening the conversation

PTSD - What to say

Do you know someone with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder... Read more

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Rainbow identities and mental distress

Discrimination, compounded

Moira Clunie is a community advocate whose work... Read more

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Workplace wellbeing

Building socially-inclusive workplaces

Ben Bayly is one of New Zealand’s top... Read more


Increasing social inclusion

New wins for No Worries with Mars Petcare

No Worries, a programme managed by Peerzone, is... Read more

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International efforts

Global Anti-Stigma Alliance Conference 2018

Learnings from the latest GASA conference held in... Read more

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The Mental Health Inquiry

He Ara Oranga

The Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental... Read more

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Opening the conversation

Adam's story

Adam Cunningham runs his own company of more... Read more

No Worries

Employing and responding to workers with mental distress

No Worries

Engages and works with employers to develop their... Read more

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Two+ Rethink programme takes off

People working in education and housing organisations in... Read more

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Gina's story

Gina Giordani describes herself as an advocate. Read more

Andrews story

Andrew's story

Andrew is a marathon runner, keen gardener and... Read more

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Anne's story

Anne Ho uses her fingers to gently massage... Read more


Renee's story

When someone asks Renee if she’s feeling okay,... Read more

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Matt's story

Thirty-three-year-old teacher Matt was convinced he wouldn’t live... Read more

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Georgina Dean believes she can change the way... Read more

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Marlon (Marley)

Marlon (Marley) Richards believes his POD (Point of... Read more

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KXXD website helps increase awareness


KXXD is a Like Minds, Like Mine public... Read more

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Take the Load Off

Take the Load Off is an online campaign... Read more


From China to NZ: A mental health journey

Sue's story

*Sue packed up her family’s life in China... Read more


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When Mike Wesley-Smith left his career in law... Read more

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Sae Woom Tor Charitable Trust


Martha Kim, chairperson of New Zealand-based Korean mental... Read more

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I am


Karl is passionate about his work with Maori... Read more

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Five ways to reduce discrimination

Mental illness discrimination has a long, pervasive history. ... Read more

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The Mindful Minute Challenge


Natalie Lanfear has lived with mental distress for... Read more

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Sharing experience gives others hope


“The advice I would give my younger self... Read more

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Penina o le Pasifika | Pearls of the Pacific

Tangata Atumotu Trust

Ana was born and bred in Christchurch and... Read more

Talking at work


Why talk about mental health at work?

Mental health problems can affect anyone at any... Read more

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Opening minds in Kiwi workplaces


Lisa Ducat says the coolest part of her... Read more

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Normalising mental health conversations


The first thing Bob Weir thinks we need... Read more

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Supporting mental health brings rewards

Caroline and Tina

Caroline Marr and Tina Butler have a unique... Read more

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The benefits of having experienced mental illness

It feels almost flippant to be talking about... Read more

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High school students challenge discrimination


Melissa Bridle, from 24-7 YouthWork, wasn’t sure what... Read more

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Student led initiative a growing success


Andrew Sutherland is working on a special project... Read more

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Thriving, not just surviving


Nineteen-year-old POD participant and Auckland University statistics student,... Read more

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Why the media matters

Research indicates that uninformed media coverage of mental... Read more

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Have you tried, maybe, not worrying?


2015 media grant fellow Rachel Ross was 22... Read more


Award for rural mental health resources


Yvonne O'Hara was late coming to journalism, but... Read more

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Pacific models create non-discriminatory environments


Susanne Cummings' journey started almost 20 years ago... Read more



Reasonable accommodation at work

New Zealand’s employers are more and more aware... Read more

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Black comedy fights depression


There are not many people who have the... Read more

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Shutting down discrimination 


Being an inaugural Like Minds, Like Mine ‘PODder’... Read more

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Tending the POD


Margaret Lockhart couldn’t be happier. As the Mental... Read more

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Student's speech breaks down barriers


“ARE YOU NUTS??!!! WHAT’S WRONG WITH YOU??? So... Read more

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reThiNK-ing youth resources


Based in Auckland, Taimi Allan is responsible for... Read more

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An interface between mental health and identity

Intersex Trust Aotearoa

People who identify as LGBTI are more likely... Read more


Takatāpui part of the whānau


By speaking up and challenging his own, and... Read more


App Helps Young People In Distress


Sarah Moktar has developed an app to help... Read more

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Young People Tackle Discrimination Through Art

A new Like Minds, Like Mine project, POD,... Read more

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Anti-discrimination advocate royally acknowledged


Tabby Besley is at the forefront of young... Read more



Mental illness disclosure can help employees and employers

Discrimination against people who experience mental illness happens... Read more

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Lifting the barrier for those battling mental illness


Between stints in psychiatric care and hiding her... Read more

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Workplace discrimination hidden


Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue, says... Read more

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A brush with mental distress


Pita Alatini says his brush with mental distress... Read more

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Youth voice reaches United Nations


Until recently, Pakuranga College student, Stephanie Shen, had... Read more

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Living with someone who has a mental illness

Shane and Joanne

Everyone except their doctor said it couldn’t work,... Read more

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Out of the darkness and into the light

Te Ariki

As the warm sunlight streams in through the... Read more

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Dancing out of the dark


When Kapiti dancer Tamihana Paurini experienced depression, he... Read more

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Art, stigma and other things


Some people spend all their spare cash on... Read more


Poets stand against stigma


Rapper and performance poet Chris McMurray is drawing... Read more

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Personal experience inspires hope


Wellingtonian Lance Elliott has lived with schizophrenia for... Read more

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Loving the bipolar label


To those who don’t know her, Jo Ashcroft... Read more

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Debbie's journey to positive energy


When Debbie Siau was first diagnosed with bipolar... Read more

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Album takes note of stigma


A project that brought together the musical and... Read more

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Beautiful identities don't judge


University of Canterbury graduate, Hazel Guyan, is an... Read more

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Beauty queen speaks out


Fijian Torika Watters was just 12 years old... Read more


Fighting the good fight


With twin four-year-olds and a busy work schedule... Read more

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Positive Energy participants speak out

Stephen and Jason

Speaking openly about an experience of mental illness... Read more

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Mental distress on campus


The years spent in tertiary study are supposed... Read more



Human rights at the core of Step Forward

In 1997 Like Minds, Like Mine had the... Read more

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Positively bipolar


Simon Davis-Oakley enjoyed his life as a self-employed... Read more

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Discrimination from friends hard to handle


Annie (36) is frustrated with her friends after... Read more


Interacting with people in mental distress

Kites Trust

What you do as a police officer makes... Read more



Walk a mile in our shoes

Exploring Discrimination Within and Towards Families and Whānau of... Read more

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Reducing stigma in Pacific communities


Combining cognitive behaviour therapy with cultural traditions is... Read more

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Using drama to understand mental illness

Rangi Ruru Girls’ School

Year 13 drama students from Rangi Ruru Girls’... Read more

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Support for an experience of depression


Many people find mental illness difficult to acknowledge... Read more

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Cheeky initiative leads to new opportunities


Richard Towgood from Tapu on the Coromandel is... Read more

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A supportive workplace makes all the difference


Ben Lockie has everything he could wish for... Read more

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Sunday Star-Times a responsible employer


Sometimes it seems like it’s a real challenge... Read more

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Lessons on being who you are


Minnie Baragwanath is chief executive and creator of... Read more

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Schizophrenia is part of my story


Schizophrenia is potentially the most stigmatising of all... Read more

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Blogging to reduce stigma and discrimination


Sharing the stories of people who have experienced... Read more


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Rural stress

A war is raging in the quiet backwaters... Read more

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What Works

Workplaces that include and support people with experience... Read more


Investing in wellbeing benefits employees

Wellington City Council

As general manager of building compliance and consents... Read more

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Going public for greater good


After years of mulling over an idea, Robyn... Read more

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Portraying mental illness on the small screen

Shortland Street

Fictional characters with experience of mental illness are... Read more

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A cacophony of creativity

Nine hear voices

Almost 600 years ago an illiterate, French peasant... Read more

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Social inclusion, the key to recovery

Stories of Success is the latest publication the... Read more

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The benefits of positive employment

A recent Like Minds, Like Mine research project... Read more

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Challenge the stigma behind Raurimu


How do you tell a story of extreme... Read more

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Changing the world one word at a time


Gareth Edwards is mad. That’s the term he... Read more

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A different attitude to illness


Moving to Aotearoa was like shifting to “absolute... Read more