Help us make a Mitey change.

Lend your support to Sir John Kirwan as he embarks on a landmark fundraising drive across the length of the country in a bid to change the course of mental health in Aotearoa.

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An incredible three-quarters of New Zealanders believe this generation of children are at greater risk of mental health issues that the generations before them. It’s time to make a change.

This July, All Blacks legend Sir John Kirwan has partnered with Land Rover on a landmark drive across Aotearoa to raise awareness for mental health – with an ambition to raise enough money to roll out his charitable initiative Mitey to 40 more schools to help over 11,000 Kiwi kids.

As the face of mental health in New Zealand for over a decade, Sir John will be hosting eight community events from Auckland to Invercargill that will be open to members of the public, wider school community and mental health advocates to attend.

We would love you to join us at the below locations:

Auckland: 11:15am on June 30th at Ponsonby Primary School
Hamilton: 2:30pm on July 4th at Endeavour SchoolSign up here
Tauranga: 2:15pm on July 5th at Bellevue SchoolSign up here
Napier: 2:20pm on July 6th at Taradale Intermediate SchoolSign up here
Wellington: 2:30pm on July 7th at Island Bay School Sign up here
Christchurch: 2:15pm on July 8th at Whitau SchoolSign up here
Dunedin: 4pm on July 11th at the Dunedin City LibrarySign up here
Invercargill: 4pm on July 12th at the Ascot Park HotelSign up here

“We have a hugely ambitious goal to raise $1 million for the future wellbeing of our tamariki. This is an investment in your children, your whānau, and your grandchildren; and together I know we can make a huge difference”

– Sir John Kirwan

“We have a hugely ambitious goal to raise $1 million for the future wellbeing of our tamaraki. This is an investment in your children, your whānau , and your grandchildren; and together I know we can make a huge difference”

Sir John Kirwan

Founder of JK Foundation

What is Mitey?

Mitey is a fresh approach to teaching mental health as part of the New Zealand curriculum, enabling children to learn about it at school, every day, just like literacy and maths.

Mitey was developed over two years by the Sir John Kirwan Foundation with input from highly experienced specialists from the University of Auckland as well as New Zealand educators, teachers and clinicians.

Provided free to New Zealand primary and intermediate schools, Mitey has already positively impacted more than 12,000 New Zealand children across the country.

With thanks to…

A big thank you to the team at Land Rover New Zealand who have sponsored Sir John Kirwan on his endeavour, and have provided him with a Land Rover Defender 90 to complete the estimated 2,100km drive across the country.

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