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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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  • We work with amazing people
  • We run dynamic programmes
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  • We influence mental health policies
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  • We talk in plain language
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  • We tell incredible stories
  • We walk the talk
  • We totally understand positive mental health

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You won't believe what this man has done for charity!

2015-03-30 Radio Live
Ultra Marathon runner Mal Law and his co-runners have been raising funds for the Mental Health Foundation.

Adams Lane gets neighbourly

2015-03-30 Marlborough Express
A Springlands neighbourhood built up to the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday by celebrating Neighbours Day Aotearoa.

1661km by Law in long run

2015-03-30 Otago Daily Times
An ''elated'' Mal Law was yesterday still processing the fact his 50 day running challenge had finished.

Call for quick action over cell deaths

2015-03-28 Radio New Zealand
The Mental Health Foundation says both the police and healthcare system need to act quickly to stop people with mental

Five simple ways to ease anxiety

2015-03-25 - Life & Style
Everyone knows what it feels like to lay awake at night worrying about something, whether it be if you locked the car, sent that

King upfront about fighting his demons

2015-03-21 The New Zealand Herald
Kiwi comedian Mike King has revealed his latest battle with demons in an outpouring on his Facebook page.

When does standing up to bullies become bullying?

2015-03-19 The Wireless
Last Sunday, Stevi-Rae Ofanoa was watching The X Factor NZ with her four-year-old son, excited to see their favourite contestant

Malcolm Law eyes Mt Taranaki in bid to climb 50 peaks

2015-03-18 Waikato Times
Malcolm Law climbed to the top of the Pouakai range on Tuesday and now plans to get to the top of Mt Taranaki.

Wanaka endurance athlete Law, 54, is tackling 50 mountain peaks and running 50 off-road marathons in 50 days, with no rest days.

Positives emerge from suicide experiences

2015-03-06 The New Zealand Herald
A Hamilton man has turned his personal experience dealing with suicidal thoughts into a charity to prevent youth suicide.

Neighbours Day turning Auckland streets into neighbourhoods

2015-03-04 Scoop
Media release
February 2015

Neighbours Day Aotearoa; Turning Auckland city centre streets into neighbourhoods


Duchess of Cambridge: Mental health’s important

2015-02-17 MSN NZ
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Catherine Middleton thinks it’s “important” adults take children’s mental health seriously.

Electric shock therapy 'saved my life'

2015-02-17 The Press
In Canterbury about 40 people a year receive Electroconvulsive Therapy. CATE BROUGHTON spoke to a former Hillmorton Hospital patient who wants the controversial treatment to remain available.

Kate Middleton records rare video urging action on mental health issues

2015-02-16 The New Zealand Herald
The Duchess of Cambridge has delivered a rare video address to highlight the importance of children's problems to prevent

Better police training needed for mental health

2015-02-13 Yahoo! New Zealand - News
More training, and better training, is what police need in dealing with people with mental health issues.

Peak-bagger overcomes nervous start

2015-02-10 The Southland Times
Wanaka's Mal Law overcome his nerves on Saturday to begin his peak-bagging marathon mission to run 2110km in 50 days.

Law's High 50 challenge aims to raise at least $400,000 for the Mental Health Foundation and more than $300,000 has already been pledged.
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Alaina Gronn

Alaina Gronn

Home to Alaina Gronn is a small village a stone's throw of Fielding in the central North Island. Her journey to these rolling hills, with alpaca and sheep, comes with a story of health struggles.

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