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AUT and Changing Minds: Quality of Life Issues During Mental Health Recovery

AUT and Changing Minds are interested in hearing what people think and feel about Quality of Life and mental health recovery.

AUT and Changing Minds are seeking interested people with lived experience of mental health recovery to take part in a focus group and some exercises to help answer this question.

Answers will help them to identify the most important life issues for people living with and recovering from mental illness.

Feel free to pass on this invitation to others who could also be interested in participating. A voucher for your time and refreshments will be provided. Thank you!

For further information or if you would like to participate, please contact Margaret, so she can arrange a suitable time to meet. Email or text on:


Phone: 021 2177 377


Andrew Blythe Radio Interview 11 Dec 2012

Toi Ora Live Arts Trust demonstrates the power of creativity for mental health recovery, and culminated 2012 with long time Toi Ora artist Andrew Blythe winning the Attitude Artistic Achievement Award this month. Hear from Andrew and others about the power of creativity on Take It From Us on Tuesday 11 December at 12:30.

Listen live on 104.6FM at 12.30pm every Tuesday or online www.planetaudio.org.nz

OR if you missed the broadcast, listen for the next seven days @: www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus

Catch up on the last four shows online: www.likeminds.org.nz

And don’t forget our new Facebook page @ Facebook.com and type take it from us in the search box;

email takeitfromus@mail.com for any feedback and comment/suggestions for shows.

Peter Bullimore on Take It From Us: 6 December 2011

On Tuesday 6 December Take It From Us carries an exclusive interview with UK-based Peter Bullimore, an inspiring ambassador for mental health recovery. His psychiatric record may chill your spine, however, today he promotes mutual support and self help methods based on his own hard fought recovery.

Tune in @ 12.30pm every Tuesday, PlanetFM104.6. Remember Take It From Us is live on the web at www.planetaudio.org.nz/takeitfromus (type in the search box or click on Listen Live). You can also listen later on www.likeminds.org.nz if you want to catch up with any of the latest four shows.

Self-Stigma Workshops in Taranaki

When we believe the stigma lie …

Stigma and discrimination affects all areas of society and is particularly prevalent in mental illness. Statistics reveal that a third of people experiencing mental disorders will battle on alone and avoid seeking help, because the stigma associated with being diagnosed with a mental illness is too great. People who do seek help and are diagnosed with a mental illness often find themselves labeled as being “mentally unwell” and run the real risk of believing (and internalising) the stigma so common in society.

Internalised (self) stigma is particularly challenging for people living with an experience of mental illness because it compounds conditions already being experienced, namely poor self-esteem and poor self-worth.

Like Minds Taranaki has put together an interactive workshop for people living with an experience of mental illness. Participants gain an understanding of the disempowering effects of internalised stigma and learn simple tools to counter its effects, supporting the choice of new beliefs to promote mental wellness. Two 3 hour workshops will be offered as part of the programme for Mental Health Awareness Week – one in New Plymouth on Monday 3rd October, and another in Hawera on Thursday 6th October.

For more information and to register for this free workshop, please contact Like Minds Taranaki on 06-759 0966 or mental.health@xtra.co.nz