Our programme empowers vulnerable rangatahi, providing them with life long skills to manage anxiety, anger, stress and pressure.
All rangatahi should be able to access mental health support when they need it, so that they can get well and stay well. Horses Helping Humans Taranaki, Hōiho Hāpai Hapori (HHH) is an equine assisted learning programme that helps vulnerable rangatahi gain tools to proactively manage anxiety, aggression and low self confidence. This in turn improves their assertive communication; their decision making when under pressure; and strengthens their resilience.
Rangatahi across Taranaki are struggling with their mental health. Last year, it was reported that our mental health system was at "breaking point" - Taranaki Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) had 262 active cases and 170 cases waiting. Some were even waiting 2 years to receive support they desperately needed! HHH has been proven to meet the needs of many of these rangatahi.
We recently acquired our own venue in Coastal Taranaki and equipped it so that we can deliver more sessions to rangatahi in need. To ensure our rangatahi receive the best possible experience, we still need a few more things.
Your money will enable us to create a kitchen area to prepare drinks and snacks to help rangatahi maintain focus during sessions. We will also be able to strengthen the roof of our whare (building) and create storage facilities so that we can store hay, horse feed and equipment.
Make a donation today and help us help and empower more rangatahi in Taranaki.
Thank you! An incredible $34,279 has been raised! 14 May 2023
Our campaign has now officially ended and a total of $34,279 was raised!!!
It has taken a whole community to raise this outstanding amount in just 12 days! Words cannot express the gratitude we feel. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for supporting us whether it was through words of encouragement, sharing our posts, having our posters in your businesses, offering your services free of charge or at a discounted rate, match funding us or donating, it all helped.
Thank you to The Funding Network NZ and GenerosityGenerator for the crowdfunding training course we've been doing over the last few months. We highly recommend it for all grass roots charities. The support and guidance that we received from them was exceptional.
"Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari kē he toa takitini."
"My success should not be bestowed onto me alone, it was not individual success but the success of a collective." (Inspiringcommunities.org.nz)
We look forward to showing you our renovated whare in the future. Thank you for helping us help and empower Taranaki Youth. You are all amazing! 🧡💚💛💜❤️💙🦄🦄
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