Third Culture Minds

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Location | Wellington

Third Culture Minds


Third Culture Minds is a non-profit profit organisation dedicated to advancing the mental health and wellbeing of migrant and refugee youth in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We believe that positive wellbeing outcomes is essential for helping young people of migrant and refugee background reach their full potential. Third Culture Minds seeks to address the systematic and socio-cultural factors that exacerbate the mental health of young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds.

Young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds suffer disproportionately when it comes to mental health and wellbeing. These issues are compounded by a lack of data and third culture lived experiences informing policy and service delivery. Third Culture Minds has been established to address the socio-cultural and systematic factors which contribute to the apparent unequal outcomes.

Our mission is to build a culture in Aotearoa New Zealand whereby young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds are able to unlock their full potential, and improve their mental health and wellbeing, while also being supported by culturally responsive and accessible services, platforms, tools and resources, which provide the same excellent quality of services regardless of their ethnicity, race or origin.

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