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Art Supported Recovery in Samoa

July 2, 2014

Supported by the Pacific Media Assistance Scheme, Samoa’s National Health Service, Tiapapata Art Centre and Asia Australia Mental Health convened a stakeholder forum and Art Making on the Way to Recovery workshop in Apia in June 2014.

The activities explored the context for a Samoan mental health promotion initiative and options for promoting mental health through the arts. As stigma and discrimination has been identified as a significant challenge for many countries, the Australian and Samoan partners agreed that the project could result in useful learnings that could be generalised to other contexts.