Post by Kiwi Frontline on Dec 30, 2018 16:16:57 GMT 12
SCHOLARSHIP FOR MAORI MENTAL HEALTH STUDIES
An eminent psychiatrist has lent his name to a scholarship which will hopefully help tackle "institutional racism" in the mental health system, a University of Otago Maori leader says.
A master's level scholarship geared specifically towards Maori students interested in mental health and addiction has been announced at the university, and students studying a range of fields - anything from psychiatry to social work - can apply.
Office of Maori Development director Tuari Potiki, who is also national chairman of the NZ Drug Foundation, said the scholarship would be jointly funded by the university and national Maori health provider Te Rau Matatini, who would each contribute $7500.
Since the university would also be waiving the recipient's fees, the scholarship was worth $21,000 in total........