In December 2012, the Government announced a five-year service development plan for mental health and addiction services. The aim is to ensure that New Zealanders have better access to quality mental health and addiction services. The Rising to the Challenge webpages are now live on the Ministry of Health website. You can visit the websiteread more
Changing Minds launched an awareness campaign during Mental Health Awareness Week (8-13 October 2012) in order to celebrate Auckland’s diversity and the rich knowledge and unique stories that each individual carries with them. Each portrait contains a personal message from its subject about wellbeing, resilience, and creative ways of viewing ourselves and our communities.
The photos in this series were all taken by Jenna Todd