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Aotearoa Set To Turn Mawhēro/pink For Pink Shirt Day

Friday, 22 April 2022, 8:35 pm | Mental Health Foundation

Pink Shirt Day is nearly here! Celebrated this year on Friday 20 May, Pink Shirt Day is about reducing bullying by celebrating diversity in all its forms. The goal is to make schools, workplaces, and communities safe, supportive, welcoming and inclusive ... More >>

Buy Peonies And Support Mental Health Services

Tuesday, 26 October 2021, 9:12 am | Mental Health Foundation

Flower lovers rejoice – it’s Peony blooming time again and for the second year running these revered blooms – long known to symbolise compassion – are the floral heroes of a special fundraising campaign, Peonies with a Purpose. <img src="" ... More >>

New Zealand Clubs Raise Over $20k For Mental Health Foundation

Thursday, 14 October 2021, 12:06 pm | Mental Health Foundation

New Zealand squash clubs and districts have done themselves proud raising money for Mental Health Foundation New Zealand with activities around World Squash Day last Saturday 9 October. A wide range of squash fun ideas from one end of the country ... More >>

A Little Chat Can Go A Long Way - Take Time To Kōrero This Mental Health Awareness Week

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:49 pm | Mental Health Foundation

New Zealanders are embracing this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week ( MHAW ) and its theme – ‘take time to kōrero’. Beginning on Monday 27 September, over 13,000 people, organisations, schools and kura will jump on board to take part in ... More >>

Mental Health Foundation Encourages Kiwis To Get Some Me Time

Monday, 13 September 2021, 4:37 pm | Mental Health Foundation

With lockdown extended in Auckland, the Mental Health Foundation is sharing its newest campaign – Meh Time to Me Time , encouraging Aucklanders (and all New Zealanders) to take some time every day that’s just for themselves. “We’ve noticed that ... More >>

Mental Health Foundation: Terrorist Ideologies Are Not Symptoms Of Any Mental Illness

Sunday, 5 September 2021, 2:15 pm | Mental Health Foundation

It’s as simple as that. We have to be clear and direct here, because many conversations around Friday’s attack are dipping into dangerously stigmatising territory, and that is deeply concerning to us. Nearly half of us will experience a mental illness ... More >>

Four $10,000 grants for journalists and media creatives

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 9:53 am | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation launched four $10,000 grants for journalists and other media creatives last night. More >>

Enhanced information disclosure requirements for Aurora

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 9:07 am | Mental Health Foundation

The Commerce Commission has today announced a suite of enhanced information disclosure (ID) requirements on Aurora Energy to give consumers and other stakeholders greater visibility of what Aurora is doing to address safety and reliability issues on its ... More >>

Mental Health Awareness Week Is Next Week

Friday, 18 September 2020, 10:31 am | Mental Health Foundation

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) starts on Monday 21 September and this year reflects the challenges we’ve faced together in 2020. This year’s the theme, Reimagine Wellbeing Together – He Tirohanga Anamata, encourages New Zealanders ... More >>

Mental Health Awareness Week Acknowledges The Tough Year We’ve Had

Friday, 11 September 2020, 3:26 pm | Mental Health Foundation

There’s just over a week to go until Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) kicks off across Aotearoa on 21 September. Close to 10,000 workplaces, communities, whānau, schools and kura are gearing up to Reimagine Wellbeing Together – He Tirohanga ... More >>

Distressing Content On TikTok

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 3:40 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is today issuing a public advisory that footage that appears to show a man dying by suicide is being shared on the social media platform TikTok and viewers of this video may be extremely distressed. While the platform ... More >>

Mental Health Foundation Response To Annual Provisional Suicide Data

Friday, 21 August 2020, 7:24 am | Mental Health Foundation

Ruia te pō, ka ao, ka awatea Move from the darkness into the light Today the Mental Health Foundation joins all New Zealanders in grieving for the 654 people we lost to suicide last year. We know each of these numbers represents an individual who ... More >>

Mental Health Foundation Adds Voice To Conservation Week Call

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 1:51 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation has added its support to the Conservation Week 2020 call encouraging New Zealanders to spend time in nature to help with their well-being. Conservation Week is a key annual project for the Department of Conservation (DOC), ... More >>

Mental Health Foundation Welcomes Final Report Of The Health And Disability System Review

Tuesday, 16 June 2020, 5:11 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) welcomes the final report of the Health and Disability System Review “While the report is light on references to mental health, the focus on keeping people well through population health is extremely heartening, and we ... More >>

Budget 2020 Presents Opportunities And Concerns

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 4:32 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) welcomes today’s Budget, while feeling some concern that mental health is at a crossroads. "Today’s budget could mean two things for mental health," MHF chief executive Shaun Robinson says. “One: ... More >>

Whai Ora, Whiti Ora Fund Giving Away Up To $200,000 Worth Of COVID-19 Grants By May 28

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 5:11 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is excited to launch the Whai Ora, Whiti Ora Fund , which has been created to help charitable organisations and community groups help tāngata whaiora (or those of us who live with mental health and addictions ... More >>

There Is No Evidence New Zealand’s Suicide Rates Have Increased Over Lockdown.

Sunday, 3 May 2020, 11:41 am | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is deeply disappointed to see a rumour circulating that there has been a dramatic increase in suicides in New Zealand over the lockdown period. “There is absolutely no truth to this rumour,” MHF chief executive Shaun ... More >>

Mental Health Foundation Develops Resource For Wellbeing During Covid-19

Thursday, 19 March 2020, 1:10 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation is aware that the Covid-19 outbreak is causing significant anxiety and stress for many New Zealanders. To support the mental health of New Zealanders at this time, we have developed a new online resource Looking after mental health ... More >>

Mental Health Foundation says ART trials must stop

Thursday, 14 November 2019, 2:35 pm | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation strongly opposes the introduction of armed police to Aotearoa New Zealand due to well-founded concerns that guns will disproportionately be used against individuals experiencing mental health crises. More >>

Explore your way to wellbeing - Mental Health Awareness Week

Friday, 20 September 2019, 3:01 pm | Mental Health Foundation

Media Release 20 September 2019 Explore your way to wellbeing - Mental Health Awareness Week set to kick off around Aotearoa/New Zealand. 23 - 29 September. Explore your Way to Wellbeing - Whāia te ara hauora, Whitiora is the theme for this year’s ... More >>