Wellbeing Wednesday: NZ Brands Supporting Mental Health

#MHAWNZ #ReimagineWellbeingTogether

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week! The week is all about gaining understanding and breaking the stigma of mental health. It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been easy, so this years’ theme is fittingly titled ‘Reimagine Wellbeing Together – He Tirohanga Anamata’, which is all about “Build[ing] on the things we’ve been doing to look after ourselves, and to reimagine wellbeing together – during Covid-19 and beyond.” (https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/).

For this month’s Wellbeing Wednesday, we wanted to acknowledge and celebrate the local Kiwi companies who support the Mental Health Foundation (MHFNZ) through donations and collaborations. Also keep an eye on our social channels for more content and resources around mental health or check out our previous Wellbeing Wednesday articles here.

Rein

Rein have collaborated with MHFNZ to create two garments celebrating this years’ Mental Health Awareness Week theme of being ‘together’. Look cool in their tee or get cosy in their hoodie, with 100% of net profits going to a great cause.

Handsy Ceramics

The perfect hobby for a creative spirit and those wanting to find an outlet. Handsy Ceramics is the place to go for DIY pottery kits to get stuck into by yourself or with friends. In your kit you’ll get: One bag of 100% NZ clay, Pottery tools, How-to guide, Tips & tricks, Pete’s Mindfulness Moments (the best part!) and contact details for kilns all over New Zealand who will glaze and fire your creations.

$5 from each kit goes to the Mental Health Foundation, so grab a couple of mates or your kids and have some fun whilst supporting a good cause!

The Collective

The Collective is a NZ company who are passionate about mental health and second-hand goods. They source, refurbish and sell a variety of pre-loved furniture and fashion items – then donate 50% of their profits to MHFNZ all year round! Their mission?

Mental health & wellbeing lives in us all – that’s just the nature of being human. But by being raw, open and compassionate, we not only find joy, we spark it in others. We’re ridiculously passionate about helping people find that spark through sharing experiences and normalising mental health. We do this by putting love back into unique and beautiful preloved clothing and furniture that supports the Mental Health Foundation of NZ. Yet we’re so much more than this: We provide a much-needed platform for authentic conversations, connections and personal reflections that inspire positive change.

How We Got Happy

Reading is an excellent way to step back from real-life hustle and bustle and take time for yourself. How We Got Happy is a book outlining the experiences, coping strategies and wellness tools of 20 young Kiwi’s who have overcome depression. Not everyone’s mental health journey is the same, which is why you’ll find a range of people in this book who detail their own journey and tools to improve mental wellbeing. Best yet? 100% of proceeds go to MHFNZ.

Better Tea Co.

Stressed? Tea. Happy? Tea. Sick? Tea. Better Tea Co makes drinking their consciously blended tea even more fulfilling, by donating 5% of profits to MHFNZ. The company’s ‘Anxietea’ is specifically formulated to help you destress and improve your mental wellbeing.

Huffer

Iconic streetwear brand Huffer supports the Mental Health Foundation through their ‘People Presence’ range, where $10 from each purchase goes towards the cause! Their message is about staying connected with people and checking in on your mates. Take a snoop at their 2020 collection here.

Be sure to check out these other companies too – Simply Bonsai, Eco Yoga Store and Kiwi Wellness Club