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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

Meltwater news

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 page.

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

Malcolm Law eyes Mt Taranaki in bid to climb 50 peaks

2015-03-18 Waikato Times
Malcolm Law climbed to the top of the Pouakai range on Tuesday and now plans to get to the top of Mt Taranaki.

Wanaka endurance athlete Law, 54, is tackling 50 mountain peaks and running 50 off-road marathons in 50 days, with no rest days.

Positives emerge from suicide experiences

2015-03-06 The New Zealand Herald
A Hamilton man has turned his personal experience dealing with suicidal thoughts into a charity to prevent youth suicide.

Neighbours Day turning Auckland streets into neighbourhoods

2015-03-04 Scoop
Media release
February 2015

Neighbours Day Aotearoa; Turning Auckland city centre streets into neighbourhoods


Duchess of Cambridge: Mental health’s important

2015-02-17 MSN NZ
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Catherine Middleton thinks it’s “important” adults take children’s mental health seriously.

Electric shock therapy 'saved my life'

2015-02-17 The Press
In Canterbury about 40 people a year receive Electroconvulsive Therapy. CATE BROUGHTON spoke to a former Hillmorton Hospital patient who wants the controversial treatment to remain available.

Kate Middleton records rare video urging action on mental health issues

2015-02-16 The New Zealand Herald
The Duchess of Cambridge has delivered a rare video address to highlight the importance of children's problems to prevent

Better police training needed for mental health

2015-02-13 Yahoo! New Zealand
More training, and better training, is what police need in dealing with people with mental health issues.

Peak-bagger overcomes nervous start

2015-02-10 The Southland Times
Wanaka's Mal Law overcome his nerves on Saturday to begin his peak-bagging marathon mission to run 2110km in 50 days.

Law's High 50 challenge aims to raise at least $400,000 for the Mental Health Foundation and more than $300,000 has already been pledged.

Run raises awareness of mental health disorders

2015-02-07 The New Zealand Herald
As he begins his biggest feat of endurance, the Partners Life High Five-0 Challenge for Mental Health, ultra-distance trail runner

Marathon commitment

2015-02-07 Otago Daily Times
Mal Law is quick to respond when asked if he is having any regrets about signing up to run 50 off-road marathons on 50 peaks in 50 days.

Letters: February 7, 2015

2015-01-29 New Zealand Listener
Fundamental disagreements; marathons for mental health; hip op hiccups; and free-to-air footie.

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.
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Mal Law

Mal Law

There's no rest for Mal Law. He runs inhuman distances, climbs to impossible heights, every day.

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