Celebrating two years' worth of free courier services

MHFNZ announced as winner of NZ Post's Delivering For Good People's Choice
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Date: 21 May 2024

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand is thrilled to be the recipient of the People’s Choice Award in NZ Post’s Delivering for Good programme . 

The mental health promotion charity was announced earlier this month as one of 13 charities chosen to receive a year’s worth of NZ Post courier deliveries. 

That was extended to two years thanks to the many people who voted in the people’s choice competition over the last two weeks.  

The Mental Health Foundation shares almost one million free mental health resources around Aotearoa each year, including pamphlets and booklets about suicide prevention and mental distress, as well as tools and information that teach people how to look after their own mental wellbeing.

“These resources are more than pieces of paper, they offer the words that can be hard to find when it comes to talking about mental distress,” says the foundation’s chief executive Shaun Robinson. 

“Every week we hear from youth workers, teachers, public health nurses and others about how powerful these resources are in supporting the mental health, wellbeing and recovery of people in communities all round Aotearoa.”

Shaun Robinson says being a Delivering for Good recipient for two years will mean the charity can keep up with increasing demand to supply vital mental health resources for free around the motu. 

Around 70 orders are processed each week, with thousands of packs sent out during flagship campaigns like last week’s Pink Shirt Day and Mental Health Awareness Week in September. 

Shaun Robinson also acknowledges NZ Post and the 12 other charities who this year will benefit from the Delivering for Good programme. 

“It’s great to see such an iconic New Zealand company stepping up with such tangible support that allows these mighty charities to focus their limited resources in areas where they can have the maximum impact and continue making Aotearoa a better place for all.” 

The Mental Health Foundation resources are available to order for free here: https://shop.mentalhealth.org.nz