The programme is focussed on Filipino, Indian and Korean communities as well as Chinese. We are currently working with Filipino, Indian and Korean people to ask what information and activities are needed to address stigma and discrimination in their communities. If you belong to one of these communities and would like to get involved, please contact Charlie Tang who would be very happy to talk to you!
New resources are under development to support all four Kai Xin Xing Dong audiences. If you’re looking for Kai Xin Xing Dong resources for the Chinese community, you can find them on the Mental Health Foundation and Kai XIn Xing Dong websites.
09 623 4810
Did you know?
Kai Xin Xing Dong means to have a happy and healthy life, with an open heart – living in this way we can treat all people with respect.
I am studying social work and I was fortunate to be part of the Kai Xin Xing Dong pilot project team. This taught me* a lot and helped me understand more about mental health.
Jason Chow is a high-achieving engineer who works in Auckland’s CBD. With his smart suit and winning smile, he oozes success, confidence and capability, but life hasn’t always been easy.
Helping people in New Zealand’s Asian communities who are affected by mental illness is something close to Charlie Sheng Tang’s heart.
“The advice I would give my younger self is – keep your options open, keep going and don’t give up. Accept everything that happens to you and then leave those things in the past.”
When Debbie Siau was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder, she thought her fiancé would leave her and her chance at living a meaningful life was over.