Story: Mental health services

Like Minds, Like Mine television commercial

Watch a 2007 television advertisement from the Like Minds, Like Mine public education campaign, aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination faced by people with experience of mental illness. The campaign began in 1997, following an inquiry into mental health services by Judge Ken Mason. His report said, 'It is fundamentally wrong that a vulnerable group in our society should be continually subjected to the comments and actions of those who possess an outcast mentality.' (Inquiry under Section 47 of the Health and Disability Services Act 1993 in respect of certain mental health services. Wellington: Ministry of Health, 1996.)

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Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Contemporary issues', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 5 May 2022