About Us



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.  

We seek to build a culture in Aotearoa New Zealand whereby ethnic youth of migrant and refugee backgrounds are able to unlock their full potential, and improve their mental health and wellbeing, 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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There are many ways to join us and support our mission. Contact us to find out  more about volunteer opportunities, upcoming launch event, and ways that you can get  our message to your friends and family. 

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