This youth mental health crisis we have in Aotearoa, that was a big drive because there’s definitely not enough being done to support our rangatahi and I think we’ve found a kaupapa that works,” says Kristina Cavit, founder of The Kindness Institute.

In this final episode of Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai, the rangatahi and tutors behind the series share moving and funny experiences from their lives, what they’ve learned from the Atawhai mindfulness programme and how they use it to help themselves and others. 

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is a 10-part series of practical mental wellbeing tools told through a Te Ao Māori worldview with honest kōrero, humour and shared stories. 

Watch the whole series here. 

Mānawa Maiea te Atawhai is created by The Kindness Institute, with funding support from Te Māngai Pāho. 

Where to get help:

  • 1737: The nationwide, 24/7 mental health support line. Call or text 1737 to speak to a trained counsellor.
  • Suicide Crisis Line: Free call 0508 TAUTOKO or 0508 828 865. Nationwide 24/7 support line operated by experienced counsellors with advanced suicide prevention training. 
  • Youthline: Free call 0800 376 633, free text 234. Nationwide service focused on supporting young people.

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