- Key Focus Areas
- Enquiries & Complaints
- Human Rights
- The Treaty
- Race Relations
- Disabled People
- International & UN
- Office of Human Rights Proceedings
- Guide to using disability rights language
- Disability complaints booklet
- Disabled People’s Rights Reports
- Te Urunga Award for inclusiveness
- International Day of Persons with Disabilities
- Previous work
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Background on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- What is the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?
- Making disability rights real: monitoring the Disability Convention
- CRPD Links and Resources
- Perspectives on the Convention
- Mental illness and human rights
- Disabled Childrens Right to Education
Mental illness and human rights
“A right is not what someone gives you; it’s what no one can take from you.”
If you suspect you or someone you know has been treated differently because of mental illness, the Human Rights Commission can give advice on whether to make a complaint, get information, express a concern and have it recorded and/or find a solution. For further information on our Enquiries and Complaints service click here.
The Human Rights Commission and Like Minds Like Mine Programme work together to address human rights and mental health issues.
One of the ways they have done this is through the development and implementation of the Korowai Whaimana (‘Empowering Cloak’) Programme.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing. The Foundation’s work seeks to influence individuals, whanau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential.
Like Minds, Like Mine
Like Minds, Like Mine is a national, publicly funded programme aimed at reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness.The website provides information and resources on the programme, looks at who is involved and shows how you can contribute to creating a nation that truly values and includes people with mental illness.