The Pacific Like Minds Like Mine Project is aimed at removing discriminatory and de-stigmatisation of negative and destructive behaviours and attitudes towards people who experience mental illness, targeting the Pacific community and organisations within the Wellington and Christchurch regions. Vaka Tautua aims to vanquish certain Pacific belief systems that associate mental illness with curse and sin that in turn causes isolation and segregation.
Like Minds Like Mine Project Team
Susanne Cummings - LMLM Project Coordinator
My name is Susanne Jaqualine Cummings, I’m Rarotongan, New Zealand born.I have many years of experience in Mental Health and have a wide knowledge of the Pacific Community in the Wellington region and as well as other regions in New Zealand. I sit on Capital & Coast DHB’s SDIU (Service Development & Integration Unit) Consumer Leadership Group for Pacific, I used to sit as the chairperson for the executive committee for Vakaola Services Delegate Committee, I advocate for Tangata Toa when required.