Like Minds Videos
Like Minds Like Mine: The Electrospinner
Like Minds: Uncle Greg
Like Minds: Wairua Spirituality
Like Minds: Te Kowhao Mihi Whakatau
Like Minds: Te Kowhao Kaupapa Maori
Like Minds Like Mine: The ElectrospinnerJohn (28), a researcher at the University of Canterbury talks about living with clinical depression. Electrospinner is a reference to the project John is working on to develop a device that creates new skin for burns victims. John describes how his friends have always been there for him, always willing to listen to him. John also mentions the support her receives from his employer, allowing him to take "mental health days" or work at a slower pace when John needs that kind of support.
Like Minds: Uncle GregGreg has been living with schizophrenia for 30 years - find out how his family's support made a huge difference to his recovery.
Like Minds: Wairua SpiritualityDale Mackey talks about his wairua and how his grandparents taught him about being a gifted child. He explains the concept of wairua, its importance to Maori and that it is something that is always around you and never leaves you. Dale also refers to Te Whare Tapa Wha as a health promotion model that is very relevant to mental health.
Like Minds: Te Kowhao Mihi WhakatauInterview with the team about the importance of connecting with people on a cultural level. Dale Mackey describes the process of mihi whakatau and explains why it is important for Maori that this process is followed.
Like Minds: Te Kowhao Kaupapa MaoriShirley Te Kooti shares her experience of being referred to a kaupapa Maori service when she experienced mental distress and the empathy and acceptance she felt in that environment. Mention is made of the importance of the support offered by tangata whaiora and also reflects the broader approach that is taken in kaupapa Maori organisations with their focus on the physical, mental, spiritual and cultural aspects of the person