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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.

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
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  • 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

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Meltwater news

3 finalists named for Young New Zealander of the Year

2015-01-27 The Dominion Post
A teenage Wellingtonian, who has turned his struggle with dyslexia into a successful website to help others, has been named a finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year.

Nurse creates own Five-O quest

2015-01-22 Otago Daily Times
Matt Hamblett is carrying most of the items you would expect of someone tramping on Stewart Island - clothes, food and extra socks.

Youths relying on counselling via text message

2015-01-19 The Press
Young Kiwis receive counselling by text under their duvets at night, at movie theatres, in the classroom, on the school bus, and during family conflicts, research shows.

Can mindfulness cure your back to work blues?

2015-01-11 Daily Life
How does your mind feel?

Editorial: Kylie's long walk to success

2014-12-26 The New Zealand Herald
What a fantastic effort by Rotorua's Kylie Lang.

Walk raises over $13k for mental health

2014-12-24 The New Zealand Herald
Rotorua's Kylie Lang has walked the length of the North Island and raised $13,700 for the Mental Health Foundation, but she

Corrinne says farewell as funding ends

2014-12-22 The New Zealand Herald
Friday marked the end of the Like Minds Like Mine mental health programme in Wairarapa.

Rebuilding a life after Raurimu killings

2014-12-17 3 News
In 1997 Stephen Anderson went on a rampage in Raurimu, the central North Island settlement where his parents had a ski lodge.

Concerns for farmers after Fonterra cut

2014-12-11 3 News
The Mental Health Foundation says Fonterra's latest payout slump could take its toll on some farmers.

Teaming up to promote rural mental health

2014-12-10 AgriHQ
Rural insurer FMG and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) are developing a programme to focus on the most important asset on the farm

FMG and Mental Health Foundation – teaming up for rural NZ

2014-12-10 Scoop
10 December 2014
FMG and Mental Health Foundation – teaming up for rural NZ

Rural insurer FMG and the Mental Health Foundation

New episode of Common Ground launched

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Press Release/Statement

Headline: New episode of Common Ground launched

Can Google searches track nation's mood?

2014-12-08 The Southland Times
If what we Google is what we feel, then Christmas is the least miserable day of the year.

I'd love to call it the happiest – but we're not talking happiness right this minute, just misery.

Use of NZ trail growing rapidly

2014-12-08 Auckland Now
The opening of the Mt Tamahunga (Te Hikoi o Te Kiri) Track is celebrated by the Te Araroa Trust in helping complete the 3000km Te Araroa trail running through New Zealand.

Judi Clements Chief Executive Mental Health Foundation

2014-12-07 Radio Live
Well-Being when Working and Living Out In
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Kate Webster

Kate Webster

For Christchurch teacher Kate Webster, playing the Wellbeing Game is a timely reminder to wake up and smell the roses – and a host of other fabulous floral delights!

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