POD is an incubator programme supporting youth to create projects which challenge mental illness discrimination.

POD stands for Point of Difference. Here at POD, we want to see Kiwis flourish.

We want to see young people winning at life and being happy and healthy. Young people are a key part of tackling mental illness discrimination, and we want to support you to achieve this.

We are looking for young people aged 17–24 who have a creative idea or project that can help end the discrimination young people with mental health issues face. You can apply for POD as an individual, or as part of a group.

What's in it for you?

POD’s incubator programme will support you to turn ideas into actions, link you with sweet contacts, inspire you with key movers and shakers in business, social enterprise and the creative arts, and we’ll help you develop your leadership skills so you can make change happen.

Flex your creative muscles because we are keen on projects that include the arts, videos, website, apps, drama, writing or other out-of-the-box ideas. We prefer applications from people who have lived experience of distress.

He iti te mokoroa nāna te kahikatea i kakati
Even the small can make a significant impact on the big.

For more information, please phone the POD team on 09 623 4810 or email pod@mentalhealth.org.nz

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