Rainbow Mental Health Support Guide for Aotearoa's Professionals

Created: April 24, 2024 at 4:28 PM | Updated: April 1, 2024 | By NZ Navigator Trust

A resource on supporting rainbow people in Aotearoa’s mental health settings

Who is this guide for?

This guide is for anyone who provides mental health support in Aotearoa, including (but not limited to) counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, tohunga (Māori healers), social workers, mental health nurses, and GPs. It will also be helpful for youth workers, group facilitators, and peer supporters.

Why do you need this guide?

Wherever you work in mental health, you work with rainbow people. Rainbow people in New Zealand face a range of complex issues, and mental health professionals don’t always receive specific training about their needs and experiences. You already have the skills to provide great support – this guide is designed to give you information to build on and strengthen those skills.

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