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Mental Health Foundation In Touch update: March 2018

Wednesday, April 04, 2018   Posted in: Newsletters By: Administrator With tags: newsletter, mental health, fundraising, bullying, physical activity

In this issue of In Touch;

  • We speak with Trade Me who are big supporters of Pink Shirt Day, an anti-bullying campaign run by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) each year. Pink Shirt Day is on Friday 18th May this year and Trade Me are holding their biggest ever celebration! Will you join the movement to spread kindness and end bullying in your community, school or workplace?
  • Golf is the way Canterbury farmers James Shipley and Jack Miller unwind, stretch the legs and have a few hours away from the farm to clear the head. We speak with them about how they participated in the Mo Masters series - set up by the Movember Foundation - to encourage men to open up discussions about their health.
  • Lastly, is it your dream to run for a charity overseas? Join the New York Marathon team full of various ages and fitness levels. The marathon is on 4th November 2018, and our awesome team will motivate you to reach your running goals!

Naku iti nei,
From the Mental Health Foundation team.

Join the Pink Shirt Day movement

Trade Me throws its full support behind Pink Shirt Day - from wearing pink short shorts, feather boas and official t-shirts, to holding a pink themed feast and making a video!

For Trade Me, Pink Shirt Day is another reminder of the importance of promoting and celebrating diversity, as well as reaffirming wellbeing as a priority within company culture all year round.

“We have lunchtime sport, fitness activities, free parking for bikes, walking meetings, access to a free and confidential counselling service and seminars on things like goal planning and financial advice. We’re also planning to introduce a wellness room which staff members will be able to use to rest, pray and make things a little bit easier for new parents returning to work," says Trade Me spokesperson Paul Ford.

From the farm green to the golf green

Farmer James Shipley has a busy life working on his crop farm at Greendale on the Canterbury Plains. But taking a break and making time for the golfing green is important to him.

James was one of 1,000 golfers who took part in the Mo Masters series, set up by the Movember Foundation, to encourage men to open up discussions about their health. He went along with a group of mates he doesn’t get to spend enough time with, but he’s now motivated to keep up the golf and connection with friends.

“After golf I usually head back to the farm with the feeling that the world is a bigger place than you sometimes imagine when you are bogged down with work on the farm, and it highlights that the world won’t stop if you don’t get something done when you think you have to.”

Get involved: Events to take part in

We have just two spots left in the New York Marathon MHF team! This epic road marathon is on 4 November 2018 so inquire today.

On Saturday 5th May are the:

We've also got the Christchurch 10km Night Walk/Run Series from August to October 2018. Raise $200 and we will send you out a MHF running t-shirt!

Learn more about this and other MHF fundraising events.

Thank you to our wonderful supporters

  1. Bay Trust for providing our free information, resources, and advice service.
  2. Community Trust of Mid & South Canterbury for their funding to help provide free mental health information and advice in their region.
  3. A team from City Fitness Palmerston North who ran from their branch to City Fitness Wellington and raised $3,000!
  4. Fergus Hattaway, Justin Boyes and Liz Tibbutt from HRV Home Solutions each did a hair or beard shave. They collectively raised over $4,000.
  5. John Randal biked around the Victoria University Campus for 15.5 hours and raised $2,400.

Mental Health Foundation of NZ.Keen on running a fundraising event? Contact the Fundraising Team at the Mental Health Foundation (fundraising[at]

Donate to the Mental Health Foundation.

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

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  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
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  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch