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Donations to the Mental Health Foundation go towards running our programmes and developing new ways to reach more people in the community. They also help fund our information services provided on a daily basis in a number of ways to people in need.

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We promote positive wellbeing and mental wellness through raising awareness of the Five Ways to Wellbeing. We have a number of programmes in schools, workplaces and the community that all use the Five Ways to Wellbeing to connect daily behaviours to mental wellness.

We also assist by providing a range of mental health information services. Our information officers take 100s of calls and emails each month from people looking for information on mental health conditions that they or someone they know have been diagnosed with. 

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Fancy running in this year's ASB Auckland Marathon in November and raising funds for us at the same time? You do? Great stuff, find out more...

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