The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is a charity that works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health & wellbeing.

We work to influence individuals, whanau, organisations and communities to improve and sustain their mental health and reach their full potential. 

Right now, you are on our Staying Well positive mental health and wellbeing section; you will find information on mental health conditions, where to get help and how to support those you love and care about in our Get Help section. Although we are not a counselling or advice service, our information officers are happy to point you in the right direction to find help.

Spreading mental health awareness

  • We are a Kiwi charity
  • We work with amazing people
  • We run dynamic programmes
  • We focus on the Five Ways
  • We influence mental health policies
  • We provide free information
  • We break down barriers
  • We talk in plain language
  • We have a suicide prevention focus
  • We tell incredible stories
  • We walk the talk
  • We totally understand positive mental health

... creating hope

Meltwater news

Stresses come to a head during festive season

2014-11-16 The New Zealand Herald
Rebecca Hembrow refuses to let Christmas stress her.

Putting mindfulness in the curriculum

2014-11-16 NZ News_National
EYES WIDE SHUT: Pupils at Westmere primary school practising ‘mindful breathing’.

Not Your Normal Training Regime

2014-11-12 Scoop
12th November 2012
Not Your Normal Training Regime

Mal Law showed at the weekend that when preparing for an extreme running

Will of iron: Mal's peak performance

2014-11-10 Otago Daily Times
Blistered, battered and sleep-deprived, Wanaka ultra-runner Mal Law had just four things on his mind after completing his

Training to run 50 NZ peaks in 50 days

2014-11-08 3 News
Kiwi adventurer Mal Law spent this afternoon running up and down Wanaka's Mt Iron, and he's still going.

The social life: Community spirit alive online

2014-10-29 The New Zealand Herald
A couple of weeks ago we shared five Facebook pages that you should like - there were some crackers in there and a mix

Jaelea Skehan - a woman of influence

2014-10-24 Newcastle Herald
One of the Hunter’s most dedicated health professionals has won national recognition for her excellent work, writes JIM KELLAR.

NZ man runs across US in record time

2014-10-24 NZ City
A 60-year-old Feilding man has broken records for his age group by running from New York to Los Angeles in 51 days.

Robyn Yousef: TV depression storyline handled with care

2014-10-23 The New Zealand Herald
Shortland Street you did it well.

One week into Walk of NZ

2014-10-20 The New Zealand Herald
Rotorua's Kylie Lang is one week into her I'm Not Alone Walk of New Zealand.

Richie man of the mo-ment for year-end tour

2014-10-19 The Press
McCaw backs men's

Worthy mission for cyclists

2014-10-15 The Timaru Herald
A convoy of cyclists hoping to raise money for, and awareness of, mental health causes is rolling through South Canterbury.

After passing through the Mackenzie Basin yesterday, the 10 cyclists today leave Fairlie for Rakaia via Geraldine.

Hopes of making difference riding high

2014-10-14 Otago Daily Times
Photo by Leith Huffadine.

Walking for wellness

2014-10-14 Otago Daily Times
Walkers head out on the inaugural Wellness Walk from King's High School, in Dunedin, yesterday.

It's not too late to play the Wellbeing Game

2014-10-13 Yahoo! New Zealand
The game that is helping to improve thousands of Kiwis’ mental wellbeing is being played right now around the country - and it’s
Featured story

Katina Hughes

Katina Hughes

A desire to honour her brother’s memory and help others with experience of depression has prompted a mum-of-three Katina Hughes' bid to run 21km for the Mental Health Foundation... twice.

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