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Mental Health Foundation In Touch update: April 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, mental health, mental wellbeing

Kia ora. We're excited to be fundraising with Entertainment Book again this year. It's a great way to save while you discover the best of your city. There's something for every occasion - whether treating yourself to a massage, grabbing brunch with your mates, or taking the whole family on an adventure.

Preview what else you can save on with an Entertainment Book. 20 percent of every membership purchased will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation.

Order your 2019/20 Digital Entertainment membership now and start saving right away.

Nāku iti nei
Lian and the Mental Health Foundation team

Tāne Ora Alliance (TOA) Programme

Te Tihi has launched this 9-week programme designed for young tāne to nurture the four cornerstones of hauora, grow their own skills and build their own connections in their community. Working together with the Mental Health Foundation and funded by the Movember Foundation, TOA takes a holistic approach to empower tāne with the tools to live well and be healthy - physically and mentally.

Challenging the norm

Caleb Ihaia is a second-year plumbing apprentice taking part in the Inca Trail Challenge this September. He enjoys the work and has a bright future ahead, but it wasn't always like this.

Caleb shares his experience with depression and how he learnt the hard way that mental health needs to be talked about and better understood.

Find out more about what depression is and what support is available.

He waka eke noa

The All Right? campaign quickly responded to support the wellbeing of the Canterbury community after the Christchurch attacks.

The new He waka eke noa campaign draws on the skills and knowledge Cantabrians built up following the earthquakes. The name means "we're all in this together" – a reminder that we are all in the same waka, leaving no-one behind. It encourages people to think about where they're at and that others may be at different stages and that's all right.

Download and share the posters and social media tiles with your whānau, friends and colleagues.

The Mental Health Foundation was able to wholly fund 'He waka eke noa'thanks to the incredible generosity of our fundraisers – thank you for your kindness and support.

What's on?

Pink Shirt Day: The wait is over!

We're excited to announce our official Pink Shirt Day t-shirts are now available to purchase online from our exclusive retail partner Cotton On. 100% of net proceeds from sales of the t-shirts will go back into the Pink Shirt Day campaign to help us grow the movement in 2020 and beyond.

Get your pink t-shirts for Friday 17th May 2019 to stand together against bullying and work towards a kinder, more inclusive Aotearoa where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Order your FREE Pink Shirt Day event pack!

Like Minds, Like Mine Community Grants

The Like Minds, Like Mine Community Grants help fund projects that reduce stigma and increase social inclusion for people living with mental illness or distress.

The Community Grants supported 18 inspirational projects last year, from a community mural to billboard campaigns to a theatre show.

We could help bring your project to life this year. The Community Grants are awarding up to $10,000 for projects that reduce discrimination and increase social inclusion.

 Read the 2019 Community Grant criteria checklist to see if your project is eligible.

Register your interest for the Like Minds Like Mine Community Grants. Applications open on Monday 13th May 2019.

Mental Health Foundation of NZ.Donate to the Mental Health Foundation.

Mental Health Foundation of NZ
PO Box 10051
Dominion Road
Auckland 1446

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