A range of mental experiences that over time disrupt a person’s life in multiple dimensions, such as their wellbeing, social networks, education, employment, housing and income. People with severe mental distress may have received a diagnosis, used specialist mental health services and experienced prejudice and discrimination.
A social movement is a loosely organized effort by groups of people and organisations to achieve social change, though advocating for fairer legislation, policy, structures, cultures and behaviours. Social movements require grass-roots activation, a shared vision, persuasive strategies, networked leadership and influential allies. A social movement to end prejudice and discrimination led by people with lived experience is a key ingredient in the success of Like Minds.
The project governance, resources, delivery, world views, cultural practices and project outcomes are shared equitably between the Māori and non-Māori partner organisations.
To meet kānohi ki te kānohi (face to face) in an equitable setting to kōrerorero (discuss) and establish a relationship.