The MHF are currently running the Take the Load Off online campaign, which focuses on the simple things people can do to reduce the weight of stigma and discrimination for people living with mental illness.
Head to www.taketheloadoff.nz to to find out how you can take action to end mental illness discrimination.
09 623 4810 x 817
Gina Giordani describes herself as an advocate. She’s passionate, opinionated and outspoken about her rights and the rights of other people and has had a varied and rewarding career in politics, administration and most recently mental health promotion.
When Deborah Romero participated in a Like Minds workshop in Waihi and shared her personal story with participants, her audience was blown away by her courage in coming forward.
Joyce Leevard lives in Auckland and has worked part-time for The Werry Centre as a National Youth Consumer Advisor and is also on the Like Minds, Like Mine Youth Advisory Group.
Fair Go’s Brodie Kane is joining other high profile New Zealanders in Stepping Forward.
Postgraduate student Jennifer Nicholls believes education, faith and work are elements in her life that enable her to rise above any discrimination.
Helping people in New Zealand’s Asian communities who are affected by mental illness is something close to Charlie Sheng Tang’s heart.
A new Like Minds, Like Mine campaign, Take the Load Off, launched this week.