The Mental Health Foundation could not have done this without the support of these incredible partners.

The Kindness Institute

The Kindness Institute's vision is for every young person in Aotearoa to have the tools to overcome challenges, improve their wellbeing and live a meaningful life.

The Kindness Institute supports community wellbeing through mindfulness, resilience capabilities and hauora Māori, designed in partnership with rangatahi.

Kristina Cavit — Founder of The Kindness Institute & Mindfulness educator has created, produced and will guide participants through this month of mindfulness and we couldn’t be happier to partner with such an incredible organisation.

Pause Breath Smile

Pause Breathe Smile is a mind health programme designed to equip children aged five to 12 with tools to manage the ups and downs of life and set them up for a healthy future. More than 5,000 teachers throughout New Zealand are now trained to deliver Pause Breathe Smile, a programme with multiple published research papers showing effectiveness.  Delivered in schools, by teachers, Pause Breathe Smile is aligned with the New Zealand curriculum and fully funded by Southern Cross.


Stephen McCarthy

Stephen approached the Mental Health Foundation when he heard about the Mindfulness Month campaign and is the brains behind the month done concept. The month done concept is a simple but effective way of tracking a habit, Stephen knows it’s effective as he gave up drinking 6 years ago with this day to day method of approaching a big challenge.

The month done books are an incredible addition to the Mindfulness Month and will be a great tool for our participants to guide them through their challenge.

Found – Space

Founded in 2008, Found—Space is the longest running infrared sauna company in Australia and has launched into New Zealand to offer their premium wellness experience to Kiwis with the latest infrared sauna technology and behaviour-changing education.

Found—Space provides state-of-the-art infrared home saunas that support stress management, sleep, skin health, pain reduction and muscle recovery, and are already popular amongst the NZ wellness elite including meditation teacher Claire Robbie and Yoga teacher Nikki Ralston.

As part of the Mindfulness Month campaign Found—Space has kindly gifted a free sauna worth over $5k to give away as a prize and is giving a $50 donation to the Mental Health Foundation for every sauna sold in August.


PurePods are a range of luxurious glass eco-cabins located in isolated and beautiful slices of New Zealand paradise, ensuring complete privacy and total immersion in the natural landscape. 

As part of Mindfulness Month PurePods has kindly gifted a one night stay for two at one of their unique locations. Simply register to be in to win a chance to experience a night away in a unique, secluded area around Aotearoa. What a perfect place to spend a mindful moment! 


Bunnings are a leading retailer of home improvement and outdoor living products in Aotearoa, and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry.  

Bunnings are a long-time supporter of the Mental Health Foundation. For Mindfulness Month, they have kindly gifted two $500 vouchers to give away to two lucky participants. To be in to win, simply register for Mindfulness Month. 


For more than 145 years, Jockey has been making well-made underwear for modern life, to feel comfortable in, to sleep in, to work in and to lounge in. Jockey has a strong history of innovation and is all about quality and fit. Their mission is to make you feel great every day.  

For Mindfulness Month Jockey have kindly provided 2 x $200 vouchers. Make sure you’re registered for Mindfulness Month to stay tuned on how to win. 

Organisations taking part in Mindfulness Month

Kiwi Property

Kiwi Property is committed to enhancing the wellbeing of the communities that they operate within and the people that they work with.

This Mindfulness Month they are encouraging their employees to focus on their wellbeing through mindfulness and to raise funds to support the mental wellbeing of people across Aotearoa.


Excio is a community of passionate photographers who use their skills to do good. They lead the #FairSharePhotography movement to make sure every photographer is fairly rewarded and to advocate for causes that they support.  

Photography is great for mindfulness and it helps express feelings when words fail. 

We are grateful to Excio for supporting us with a competition that offers photographers the opportunity to share and feature photographs in their online hub and journal. Visit their site to learn more about the competition.