Our Support Worker can assist you to
acknowledge and understand mental illness in a
family member or a friend. We can help with
- Support groups
We can meet with you, your family, wha
friends at your place or ours.
How To Access Our Services
If you are concerned about someone's mental
health and want some support you can
- Call us or drop in
- Ask your GP or other health professional to
You are welcome to bring a family/wha
member for support
We can provide advocacy for you and your family/
whanau at appointments with agencies working
with your family member or friend.
- Support and information on
- Mental health
recovery and self-care
- Care and Crisis Management
- The Privacy and Mental Health Acts
- Consumer rights, family rights and other
- The latest research into mental illness via our
Support groups for family, wha
nau and carers
meet bi-monthly providing opportunities to meet
others who are experiencing similar situations.
Our groups promote peer support and social
networking allowing families/wha
nau to share
We can tailor education around mental health issues to meet your groups needs.
Please contactus if you wish to discuss your training needs.
About Like Minds
In 1997 the Ministry of Health initiated the
Like Minds, Like Mine programme to reduce
the stigma and discrimination faced by
people with an experience of mental illness.
Providing funding for both nationwide and
community based programmes.
"One of the biggest barriers to
recovery is discrimination. That is
why stopping discrimination and
championing respect, rights and
equality for people with mental illness
is just as important as providing the
best treatments and therapies".
Blueprint for Mental Health Services in
New Zealand, November 1998.
Nationally, there are 26 regional Like Minds, Like
Mine providers around the country undertaking a
wide variety of anti-discrimination activities with
their local communities, community groups, marae,
government departments, organisations,
businesses and their local media.
Check out the Like Minds Website HERE
To find out more Tune into our LMLM
Local Radio Show on Mondays 10-11am
92.7fm or go to: Arrow FM
and listen live
Like Minds Like Mine
Address and reduce stigma
and discrimination by:
- Increasing leadership by people with an
experience of mental illness
- Addressing organisational stigma and
- Working with local media
- Addressing internalised stigma
- Working with all areas of the community,
particularly our Maori & Pacific Island
- Community workshops
Recovery from mental illness is enhanced when
people are accepted, understood, believed in and
given the same rights and respect that other members
of the community enjoy.
We have speakers available who are able to address
audiences on a wide range of topics relating to mental
health. There is also the ability to tailor
workshops and times according to identified needs.
Training And Presentations
Hearing Voices That Are Distressing
This interactive workshop gives participants insight into
some of the challenges faced by people with
experience of mental illness. During the worshop you will hear a simulated experience of hearing
distressing voices whilst undertaking a series of
Hear some of the Like Minds team share their
personal stories about mental illness and
The workshop concludes with a debrief and
general question and answer session.
Stigma and Discrimination
This interactive workshop facilitates reflection and
learning about the stigma and discrimination people with
experience of mental illness face. Participants will
hear some of the Like Minds team share personal
stories about stigma and discrimination around
mental illness and recovery.
The workshop concludes with a general question and answer session.
Both workshops are 3 hours in duration and cater for up to 20 participants.
Our funding allows for the provision of some workshops
on a free/koha basis and others on a charged fee for
service basis. This is negotiated when you make a
request for a workshop. Please call for further details.
SUPPORTING FAMILIES WAIRARAPA
OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY
10.00AM TO 3.00PM
Our Resource Information and Support Centre
is a welcoming place where you can access a
wide range of information and resources:
- Mental health, illness and related disorders
- Internet access to mental health information
and to update c.v.'s, apply for jobs online etc
- Social service agencies in the Wairarapa
- Videos/DVD's on mental health with
comfortable viewing facilities on site
- Access to government services information
- Access to educational and training course
- Facilities for students doing mental health
research or studies
- Information on legal issues, human rights
and privacy, health and disability
- Information in Te Reo and some Pacific Island
The Centre is:
Open to all and operated by a pool of volunteers
Do you have experience of mental illness and
want to be more involved in your community
or do you want to step back into the
Our volunteer programme:
- Supports you to develop confidence
- Supports personal development
- Offers a variety of learning opportunities
Peer To Peer Support Groups
Groups for men and women where you help
yourself to get things back on track by
- Build self esteem, assertiveness
- Identify and develop coping skills
- Change negative thoughts to positive ones
Members And Friends
Meet new people, make new friends. This
group meets the second Wednesday of each
month at Supporting Families at 10:30am for a
shared morning tea and to hear a guest speaker.
For more information about volunteering or any of our programmes please contact us.
Books can be borrowed from the Resource Centre
OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY
10.00AM TO 3.00PM