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Food For Thought

Closed Cause page created in the Health category by New Zealand Wellness Association for "The Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group"

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Supporting the important work of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group.

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Many organisations are already doing excellent work throughout New Zealand to get people talking more about their mental health, and encouraging the use of meditation, mindfulness and physical activity. However, one area that is largely being overlooked, is the critical role of nutrition in improving and maintaining mental health. We need to be looking for further solutions as our nation's mental health is in a state of crisis.

The Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury is researching the use of broad-spectrum micronutrients alongside other nutritional approaches to treat certain mental illnesses, including anxiety, depression, insomnia and ADHD, with very promising results.

During Mental Health Awareness week, the New Zealand Wellness Association is holding an evening seminar 'Food For Thought' to highlight the critical role of nutrition in mental health. Access to the livestream from this event, and other rewards, is being made in return for donations to the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group.

The event presents perspectives on the latest research from the following incredible line-up of speakers:

Sarah Wilson - New York Times bestselling and #1 Amazon bestselling author and founder of IQuitSugar.com. Most recently she published First, We Make the Beast Beautiful, A New Story of Anxiety.

Professor Julia Rucklidge - Director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group and finalist for NEXT Woman of the Year. Her TEDx talk has close to one million views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqXHHCc5lA

Ben Warren - Leading Clinical Nutritionist, founder of BePure and PhD candidate with the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group.

Use of funds:

Funds will be donated to the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group at the University of Canterbury to support their important research.

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The New Zealand Wellness Association is holding a fundraising event 'Food For Thought' to showcase the under-realised role of nutrition in supporting mental health. The director of the Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group, Professor Julia Rucklidge, is speaking at the event.

All funds raised benefit:

The Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of New Zealand Wellness Association on behalf of The Mental Health and Nutrition Research Group.
“Loved the event1”
“Hi I attended the Food for Thought event and both wanted to donate to help raise awareness of mental health and give the BePure programme a go. Thanks Monique”
“Can't wait to see what your research discovers!”
“Wonderful research and thank you for an inspiring evening for a very important reason.”
“Keep up the good work!”
“Fantastic cause.”
“Thankyou so much for bringing this work to the public and making it accessible”
“Thank you all for the work you do and the continued research into the connected "nutrition and mental health" field. I am looking forward to the BePure programme whenever you catch up! Many thanks again for an amazingly enjoyable, enlightening and inspiring evening!”
“Looking forward to watching”
“You are doing incredible work! Very inspiring!”
  • $4,467.60 donated
  • 196 generous donors

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  Closed This cause page was created on 08 Oct 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 04 Jan 2019.

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