Climb North Africa’s highest mountain for mental health!

Join our team travelling to Morocco to summit Mt Toubkal to show support and aroha for Kiwis living with mental health problems. With more than half of us experiencing a mental health problem in our lifetimes, every dollar raised on your journey will help to boost the wellbeing of people across Aotearoa and makes sure no one has to face tough times alone.

Trip Highlights

While you explore Morocco’s rich culture and rugged landscapes, you will be helping to raise vital funds to support our work.  This support enables us to get more information and resources into the hands of more New Zealanders’, especially during periods of distress.  On the 11-day adventure you will: 

  • Trek through the red mud-brick villages of the High Atlas, experiencing the local Berber culture and traditions.
  • Climb North Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Toubkal (4167 m), experiencing panoramic views over the Sahara Desert from the summit.
  • Wander through the bustling and vibrant city of Marrakesh, experiencing its souqs, culture, and cuisine.
  • Watch local artisans at work weaving carpets at Tazenakht and making Argan oil near Sidi.

Costs and fundraising targets

The trip will cost approximately $2,790 (twin share) and includes accommodation, transport, most meals, sightseeing and a guide for the trekking component of the challenge.  Flights, departure tax and travel insurance (compulsory) are excluded. 

There is a fundraising goal of $3,000 that each participant is required to reach.  Don’t worry if you’ve never fundraised before.  If you join the team, we’ll give you heaps of support along the way and lots of incentives to help you reach your target!

Fill in the form below to register your interest

If Morocco is on your bucket list and you want to know more, please fill in the form below to register your interest or send us your enquiry. We’ll then be in touch to follow up. 

Help us improve the wellbeing of Kiwis

With your generosity, we can tautoko/support more Kiwis to enjoy good mental health and wellbeing. By supporting our māhī you can be part of creating an Aotearoa where people, their whānau, employers and communities have the know-how to talk about mental health openly and where everyone is supported through tough times with the kindness they deserve.

Around 1 in 5 of us will experience a mental health problem this year

Nearly 50% of us will experience a mental illness
in our lifetime

Our youth suicide rate
is the highest of 41
OECD countries

The money you fundraise will allow us to provide people with free information, resources and campaigns covering the A-Z of mental health and wellbeing topics. It will also help us advocate for helpful and hopeful policies and services for people living with mental illness.

Meet some of our fundraisers 

We have hundreds of people every year set themselves a goal of running their first quarter-marathon, half-marathon or marathon and dedicating their race to a cause that is close to them.

"Mental health is a major issue in New Zealand, with 1 in 5 kiwis suffering. I'm inspired by the work of The Mental Health Foundation of NZ and wanted to support them by raising money"

Cameron

"This cause is one dear to my heart. Everyone knows someone impacted someway or another by mental illness and I, personally, have seen far too many people close to me affected by it” 

Holly

"I am passionate about improving the awareness around Mental Health, and in turn encourage those who find themselves in need of help to ask for it"

Brendan