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health information in
Aotearoa, New Zealand

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.

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Kirwan tackles mental health head-on

2016-06-09
Rugby great shares his own experiences of mental illness with local students.

Rugby great shares his own experiences of mental illness...

Another achievement for teenager with a mission

2016-06-08
HE'S only 18 years old, but Ezekiel Raui has already helped kick-start a youth-focused peer support programme, established a leadership...

Mindfulness: Is living in the here and now all it's cracked up to be?

2016-06-04
It's a crisp autumn evening in Kelburn Wellington and I am one of 12 strangers who file into the bright, cosy lounge of George Packard, a...

Mental Health Foundation says there is a 'small under-counting' of suicides

2016-06-04
The Mental Health Foundation has rejected as "alarmist" estimates that the country's suicide rate could be up to triple the official rate....

High achiever in running for top award

2016-06-03
Ezekiel Raui is only 18 years old but he has already helped kickstart a youth-focused peer support programme, established a leadership...

Invercargill Grief and Loss Awareness Centre to open

2016-06-03
Invercargill's first official grief and loss awareness centre is set to open, filling a need identified by the community, organisers say....

Suicide prevention advocate says we shouldn't 'assume' why rates are higher with indigenous people

2016-06-02
A visiting Australian suicide prevention advocate says more money needs to be invested in researching the reasons people take their own...

'Be an ally' - former NRL player's message as he helps tackle high Maori suicide rate

2016-06-02
Indigenous Australian boxer and former NRL player Joe Williams is in New Zealand working with Maori to try to bring down our tragically...

Calls to set up permanent suicide review committee, as data identifies who's at risk

2016-06-02
New Zealand has criminal laws governing what can and can't be said when it comes to suicide, or suspected suicide.

New Zealand's first...

Positive move towards dealing with Suicide

2016-05-31
Rotorua will take centre stage this week for indigenous suicide prevention. More than 450 indigenous peoples from here and across the globe...

Public reports can normalise suicide as coping mechanism

2016-05-30
New Zealand has criminal laws governing what can and can't be said when it comes to suicide, or suspected suicide.

Stuff has published...

Kirwan to speak in Gisborne

2016-05-30
Registrations to attend this free session with JK on June 8 are now open.

Registrations to attend this free session with JK on June 8 are...

Run aims for brighter future

2016-05-25
Whanganui's youth councillors loved the idea of a colour run - so they ran with it.

As part of Youth Week, the Dub Dee See (WDC) Youth...

We need to re-think how we approach suicide, says Wellington lawyer | Stuff.co.nz

2016-05-23
New Zealand has criminal laws governing what can and can't be said when it comes to suicide, or suspected suicide.

As part of the ongoing...

Mel Law - Running 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks in just 50 days

2016-05-21
Peter Elliot and Scott Walker talks with Mal Law who set out to run 50 mountain marathons over 50 peaks in just 50 days, all around New...
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Hamish and Juliet

Hamish and Juliet

Picture a rustic, rural setting, a majestic tent filled with ornately dressed tables, with 60 or so guests, a dapper groom, a stunning bride, with horses, donkeys, goats, cats, dogs and a cow looking on.

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