What we do
Our work is diverse and expansive, with campaigns and services that cover all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. We take a holistic approach to mental health, promoting what we know makes and keeps people mentally well.
We provide free information and training, and advocate for policies and services that support people with experience of mental illness, and also their families/whānau and friends.
Established in 1977 from the proceeds of a telethon, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is a charitable trust, with a governing board. Board members are experts in their fields – they are professionals who collectively guide our direction.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi and The Ottawa Charter are the core documents from which our principles and values are based, and the board is committed to directing our work to reflect this.
We value the expertise of mental health consumers/tangata whaiora and incorporate these perspectives into all the work we do. Our work is funded through donations, grants and contract income.