Marina Abernethy

Mindfulness Month 2022

We all have mental health and I am committing to focusing on my wellbeing this August with a month of mindfulness

A better mental health system is crucial to everyone.


I believe that we can do better to support the mental health of all New Zealanders and I am fundraising to support the Mental Health Foundation to hold the government to account and challenge us as a nation.

The Mental Health Foundation believes that together, we can work towards creating a society free from discrimination, where we can all enjoy positive mental health and wellbeing.


Please show your support and donate to my page today, every little counts! Your donations will support the Mental Health Foundation to:

  • Push to transform our mental health system to one which prevents problems developing, responds earlier and more effectively and empowers communities and individuals to learn the behaviours that will protect and enhance their mental resilience and wellbeing.

  • Advocate for systemic change to improve social, economic and cultural determinants of mental health and wellbeing. This includes advocating for secure and safe housing and opposing discriminatory systems.

  • Ensure our work is informed by tāngata whaiora (people with lived experience of mental distress) through active engagement with these communities.

  • Action our commitment as a Te Tiriti o Waitangi partner by engaging with and being led by Māori, uplifting and amplifying Māori voices, incorporating mātauranga Māori into our work and seeking improved outcomes for Māori.  


Thank you in advance,




Updates from Marina

Day two

Tuesday 2nd Aug
Today was spent sitting on the swing seat, smelling the pretty little pink Hyacinth that's popped its head up. E-biking, dog walking and painting.

Day 1

Monday 1st Aug
Today the sun shone and the dogs played in the recently acquired new lake in the dog park. The sun was warm and the breeze wasn't too cold. 

Got My Journal Today

Friday 22nd Jul
A wee surprise when I was handed a letter addressed to me! Its nice getting things in the mail that aren't bills. I'm looking forward to starting my journey with my journal. <3 

Thank you to my supporters



Nice work x