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.
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
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
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.
"This cause is one dear to my heart. Everyone knows someone impacted
"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"