Applications for our Lived Experience rōpū
Nōku te Ao is led by those with lived experience of mental distress, and this rōpū was established to provide thought leadership and mentorship to our partners.
In 2018, He Ara Oranga laid down a challenge to improve the mental wellbeing of all Aotearoa. It was made clear that mental health in Aotearoa must take a human rights-based approach involving modern approaches to prevention, care and treatment.
Picking up that challenge, Nōku te Ao: Like Minds was developed as a social movement to end prejudice and discrimination, and increase inclusion for people with experience of mental distress. Nōku te Ao focuses on people who are most affected by mental distress and discrimination, including Māori and Pacific communities.
Nōku te Ao is led by those with lived experience of mental distress. For this reason, the Lived Experience Advisory Rōpū (group/committee) was established to provide thought leadership and mentorship to Nōku te Ao partners.
Be part of the Lived Experience Rōpū.
We are looking for individuals who have lived experience of mental distress and who have used mental health services. In addition to this, we seek applicants who identify with one or more of the following population groups:
- Pacific peoples
- Asian, migrant and ethnic communities
- Youth/Rangatahi (18 to 25-years-old)
- Rainbow, Takatāpui, MVPFAFF+ communities
- People with disabilities
- Experience of forensic services
- People in rural areas
What it involves
Members are required to participate in regular meetings for a minimum of 12 months. There will be up to six meetings a year that will take place either virtually or in person. Members will be expected to prepare ahead of meetings by reviewing draft papers and providing feedback to discuss with the group. We may seek feedback on the Nōku te Ao website and communications, as well as the grassroots movement that our Nōku te Ao partners are delivering.
Members will be remunerated for their time in accordance with Cabinet office guidelines.
How to apply
Applications are now closed. Please email any queries to Nokuteaoropu@hpa.org.nz.
Shortlisted applications will be contacted late May