The Mental Health Foundation is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its Articles being honoured, enacted, upheld and incorporated into our mahi.
|Other ethnicities, eg, Asian, Pasifika||Our vision of a society where all people flourish means that diversity is welcomed and all communities respected, and we support initiatives that promote the wellbeing of those communities, eg, Kai Xin Xing Dong, refugee community work etc.|
|The mental health of older people is a priority and mental health promotion/positive mental health is as relevant for older people as all others.|
|Young people||We need to support young people's mental health and wellbeing. By helping them develop the skills they need to deal with stress and life’s challenges, we will help ensure they reach their potential as flourishing, mentally healthy adults.|
|Rainbow communities||We support any initiatives, eg, the Marriage Amendment Act, that help increase the wellbeing of New Zealand's rainbow communities.|
|Stigma & discrimination||Stigma and discrimination are one of the major barriers to a person's recovery. First and foremost, we advocate for and value and include those around us who are experiencing or have experienced mental illness. We encourage New Zealanders to do the same.|
|Suicide prevention||We all have a role to play in suicide prevention – as friends, family members, partners, community members, colleagues or clinicians/professionals. As well as supporting individuals in distress, suicide prevention includes building connection to culture and developing a strong sense of identity, strengthening communities to develop and sustain wellbeing and reducing risk at a population level by addressing inequalities. Our Suicide Prevention Information service exists to increase people’s understanding of suicide prevention and their capacity to help those around them.|
|Wellbeing||The Mental Health Foundation believes that we all should enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing, and our vision is for a society where all people flourish.|