We all have mental health and I am committing to focusing on my wellbeing this August with a month of mindfulness
My adult life has been plagued with trauma, depression, anxiety and uncertainty. My biggest challenge has always been to continue to radiate sunshine on the people around me because I never wanted them to suffer how I did inside. It's not till you have someone comment on how well you've survived what you've been through that you realise it's not how you got through but the way you carry yourself and keep going forward. Always remember that you are NOT a mental illness, you are a wonderful person WITH mental illness. Everyone's hard is different, it's working together to support ones another's hard without discrimination and judgement.
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,
MAURI TU, MAURI ORA.