It is with great pleasure that the youth team at Whāraurau presents to you the 2021 DMC Report: He Mana Taiohi: Understanding Mana Motuhake
This report is a summary of perspectives from rangatahi with lived-experience about mental health services. Major themes include navigating meaningful relationships amongst social media, the impact of gender roles, and accessing care. This report also has a detailed visual design of the ideal service, for which we hope inspires you towards making your youth spaces as inviting as possible.
This report would not have been possible without the rangatahi youth who came forward and shared their experiences. It is to them that we dedicate this document.
Thank you in advance for reading this report! If you have any questions, please direct them to the YCA team:
Nāku noa, nā
Sammie Dudley (She/Her)
Youth Consumer Advisor