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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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  • We work with amazing people
  • We run dynamic programmes
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  • We influence mental health policies
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  • We totally understand positive mental health

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Meltwater news

Pink Shirt Day is this Friday!

2015-05-19 Scoop
Pink Shirt Day is this Friday!

Clothing Giant Channels Power of Pink for Anti-Bullying Campaign

Pink will be the colour of the day at Glassons stores nationwide this month, as the leading retail chain shows its support for women standing up against

Mal Law celebrates smashing target with Mt Eden run

2015-05-19 The New Zealand Herald
Ultra-distance trail runner Mal Law is celebrating his goal of raising $505,050 with the only way he knows how - another mammoth run up and down Mt

Climber tackles mountains for mental health

2015-05-19 3 News
A man who climbed 50 mountains in 50 days for charity has extended his fundraising challenge.

Kim Kardashian wants to stop mental health 'taboo'

2015-05-09 3 News
Kim Kardashian became a producer for a mental health documentary because so many of her friends have suffered from depression.

Execs sweat for mental health funds

2015-05-07 The New Zealand Herald
Two successful executives — Simon Fisher and Simon Wickham — step outside their Defence Force gets behind Pink Shirt Day

The Defence Force are backing Pink Shirt Day by offering five young “Pink Shirt Day Heroes” the chance to spend the day

Defence Force takes aim at bullying

2015-05-05 Scoop
Defence Force takes aim at bullying
Pink Shirt Day is less than three weeks away!

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

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

1661km by Law in long run

2015-03-30 Otago Daily Times
An ''elated''

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

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
Louise Clark
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Louise Clark

Louise Clark

Louise Clark has never worked in retail before, yet she stands confidently behind a timber bench top held up by two piles of timber blocks greeting customers and chatting happily about her new shop.

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