Nōku te Ao: Like Minds launches Tū Pakari, Tū Taha

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Tū Pakari, Tū Taha: Stand Strong, Stand Beside is a series of videos featuring Tangata Whaiora sharing their personal stories and experiences about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.

Developed by Nōku te Ao: Like Minds, Tangata Whaiora speak first hand about the reasons they were vaccinated, as well as offering their perspectives as to why Tangata Whaiora may be vaccine hesitant, given their first hand experiences with the mental health and addiction system. These videos aim to provide greater understanding to drive change and better social inclusion.

The series features interviews with three Tangata Whaiora Wi Te Tau Huata, Chloe Fergusson-Tibble, and Tui Taurua.

It is the goal of Tū Pakari, Tū Taha to contribute to vaccine promotion and improve understanding of the perspectives and experiences of Tangata Whaiora, as aligned with the Nōku te Ao vision for “A nation where all people uphold the mana and human rights of people with experience of mental distress.”

Watch the video here.