Leading social change by inspiring positive action.
Changing Minds is a national, lived experience, not-for-profit organisation that works in the area of mental health and addictions, advocacy, human rights, and health policy. Changing Minds provides information, education, and advocacy on a range of health and social issues that impact on mental health for people, family/whānau and the wider community.
Information & Advocacy
- Programme Areas
Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol
- Programme Type
Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Training - AOD, Training - mental health
North Auckland, East Auckland, Central Auckland, West Auckland, South Auckland
- Age Groups
Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections
Changing Minds leads collaborative social change projects aimed at reducing stigma and discrimination and improving mental health and wellbeing for communities and people. A consumer-led organisation, they also provide systemic advocacy for the rights of people with lived experience and up-to-date information on mental health and social development initiatives across Aotearoa.
We support self-determination and the right for people to have input into their own care and treatment paths. We recognise and value the diversity of human experience and strive to work innovatively to encourage positive social change, particularly in the areas of mental health and addictions.
These are the type of projects Changing Minds engages in:
- Hosting and supporting events that collect or disseminate information, increase awareness or understanding or raise the profile of mental health.
- Sitting on Government, District Health Board, Funding and Services representative and advisory groups both by type of service or project, and by geographic region (regional/national/ international). The purpose of these groups is to advise on policy, improve service user experience, represent the “voice” of people with lived experience and share stories that will improve outcomes for people seeking recovery.
- Play an education role by collecting and keeping up to date on the most recent information and research relating to mental health and addictions, including the eradication of stigma and discrimination and using our experience to help the media release relevant and helpful stories.
- Mental health public education, consultancy and health promotion.
- Being a community “Hub” for people with lived experience and their families to find information, support, activity and safety.
- Working to a long term strategic plan that encompasses information, reach, gathering stories, promoting better mental health and personal and sector growth.
- Work with the arts and health community in New Zealand and Internationally to capitalise on engaging methods of delivering health promotion messages and utilise holistic methods of telling and sharing stories as well as encouraging the individual, community and societal value of self-healing, choice and autonomy.
|Mon – Fri||9:00 AM – 4:30 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 7 Jan.
Yes - main 277 and 274 Mount Eden bus route
762 Mount Eden Road
762 Mount Eden Road
PO Box 10256
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This page was last updated at 2:24PM on November 15, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Changing Minds.