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

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

Kylie puts her best foot forward on long trek

2014-10-11 The New Zealand Herald
For the past three weeks, Kylie Lang has been itching to get started on her journey.

Sometimes mental illness can be a picnic

2014-10-11 Manawatu Standard
Sharing and learning about mental health is positive and helps to reduce the stigma, a support worker says.

The Mash Trust held a picnic and entertainment event at Victoria Esplanade yesterday to mark the end of Mental Health Awareness Week.

Running provides special motivation

2014-10-10 Manawatu Standard
Mother, son spread marathon message

'Mindfulness' improves mental health

2014-10-10 The New Zealand Herald
A teacher at an inner-city Auckland primary school reported "an enduring sense of

Focus on learning for mental wellbeing

2014-10-06 The Nelson Mail
The launch of Mental Health Awareness Week today sees local community groups taking up a national challenge to encourage Nelsonians
Featured story

Sonia Gray

Mental Health Foundation Ambassador Sonia Gray is adamant that connecting with others is important not just for her, but for all 11 of her book club friends. It's more about sharing than reading...

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