Key terms

Collaborative design
A process where Te Hiringa Hauora, Like Minds providers, people with lived experience and people from selected settings work in partnership to:
  • Apply Like Minds kaupapa Māori principles.
  • Develop a shared understanding of the issues that need addressing.
  • Develop, test, implement and improve the work that addresses the issues.
  • Strengthen partnerships and coordination within Like Minds.
Equity
Equity is giving more to people who have an unfair disadvantage to ensure that they have equal opportunities and outcomes to others.
Kaupapa Māori
A philosophical approach that incorporates the values, knowledge, skills, attitudes, customary practices and institutions of Māori society.
Like Minds kaupapa Māori principles
  • Tino Rangatiratanga - Self-determination.
  • Taonga Tuku Iho - Validation ofcultural identity, practices and aspirations.
  • Matauranga Māori - Incorporation of Māori knowledge and wisdom.
  • Whānau - Incorporation of whānau structures and practices.
  • Mana Tangata – Collective strength and balance.
Like Minds vision
A nation where all people uphold the mana and human rights of people who experience mental distress through ensuring:
  • Equitable treatment by government and society.
  • Fair structures in organisations.
  • Positive portrayals in public communications.
  • Inclusive behaviours in personal interactions.
  • Influential role-modelling by people with experience of mental distress.

Lived experience
Direct personal experience of severe mental distress.
Māori organisation
An organisation where fifty percent or more of people who identify as Māori are on the organisation’s governance as well as on its staff.
Māori-led team
A team within a non-Māori organisation that is managed by a person who identifies as Māori and where fifty percent or more of the staff on the team are people with lived experience.
Peer-led organisation
An organisation where fifty percent or more of people with lived experience of severe mental distress are on the organisation’s governance as well as on its staff.
Peer-led team
A team within a non-peer organisation that is managed by a person with lived experience and where fifty percent or more of the staff on the team are people with lived experience.
Severe mental distress
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.
Social movement
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.
Tīriti-based partnership
The project governance, resources, delivery, world views, cultural practices and project outcomes are shared equitably between the Māori and non-Māori partner organisations.
Wānanga
To meet kānohi ki te kānohi (face to face) in an equitable setting to kōrerorero (discuss) and establish a relationship.