Trusted mental
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
  • 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

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New mental health initiatives for the New Zealand Defence Force

The New Zealand Defence Force has launched a range of new mental health initiatives, including setting up a 24-7 helpline.

In 2014 the...

Converting blokes to yoga

Jase Te Patu is a yoga instructor and one of the men behind the yoga studio, Power Living. He is going to be running a men's yoga class to...

Hugh Norriss: Cantabrians 'feeling emotionally exhausted'

Christchurch has changed since the February 22, 2011 earthquakes. Life is tough for the more than 500,000 Cantabrians living through a...

Wide raft of helpful measures on offer

Helping farms through this tough patch and ensuring they maintain their low-cost advantage when the upturn arrives are key focus areas.

Facebook page set up to help people fight the blues

Four young people from around Taranaki have banded together to support people with depression.

Ahumai Tako-Hoeta, 23, Jesse Butler, 20,...

Trio excited to tour woolsheds again

Mel Parsons is just a little bit excited.

Not only is she reuniting with mates Amelia Dunbar and Emma Newborn for a tour of performances...

Kyle MacDonald: How to help those who don't want help

Follow Kyle on Facebook and check out his website here.
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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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