Help provide mental health support to 3000 young women across the Wellington Region
Being a teenage girl in Aotearoa is hard. COVID-19 has made it even harder.
Disruptions to schooling and the ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 have increased levels of isolation, anxiety and depression for our rangatahi.
Lockdowns are especially tough on our kōhine (young women) who are more likely to have caring responsibilities, and experience barriers to employment and gender-based violence.
Shift your Mind are weekly groups for vulnerable girls, young women and non-binary people aged 12-20 held across the Wellington region. The groups provide a safe space to learn tools to improve mental health and wellbeing.
Sessions are tailored to each groups’ individual needs, including everything from mindfulness, anxiety awareness, nutrition and coping with stress, to budgeting, healthy relationships, leadership, self-love, confidence, and how to ‘adult’.
The number of young women needing support has exploded since the pandemic began. We’ve been inundated with requests from worried parents and teachers whose kōhine have been struggling with their mental health.
We are aiming to help 3000 young women – more than double the number we supported before the pandemic.
We want to support every young woman that needs us but we need your help. We urgently need to raise $20,000 to ensure that no young woman misses out.
Just $68 can sponsor a vulnerable young woman to attend Shift your Mind for a whole year helping them to build resilience and confidence.
Please donate what you can today.
The Shift Foundation puts young women at the centre of everything we do. We drive innovative, sustainable and impactful opportunities for young women to thrive through connection, empowerment, movement and leadership.
We work across the Wellington Region and work with partner organisations across Aotearoa to co-design and deliver programmes and services that meet the unique needs of kōhine in their local communities.
We urgently need to raise $20,000 to support 3000 of our most vulnerable kōhine across the Wellington Region. Every dollar raised will fund Shift your Mind, our holistic mental health programme for women aged 12-20.