All donations received by the Gumboot Friday Fund directly fund counselling for kids.
NZ Mental Health Statistics
Figures released last year by the Ministry of Justice, showed New Zealand’s suicide rates had increased for four consecutive years and are one of the leading countries in the world for youth suicide. Last year in New Zealand 137 young people died by suicide and it is estimated another 3,500 attempted to take their own lives. While Government agencies are doing their best, some kids are waiting up to six months to receive the counselling they so urgently need.
I Am Hope Foundation
Gumboot Friday is an initiative by I Am Hope Foundation, a fundraising and advocacy organisation, which supports young people who are struggling with their mental health. We help connect young people with existing counsellors or therapists and provide funding, so that kids get help as soon as they need it.
I Am Hope Foundation is a registered charity (registration number CC44260) and overseen by a board of trustees, including mental health professionals.
I Am Hope Foundation Funded Counselling
All donations made to the Gumboot Friday Fund directly support kids in need. Donations can only be accessed by a registered mental health professional on receipt of an invoice
Gumboot Friday is an initiative by the I Am Hope Foundation (registration number CC44260), a fundraising and advocacy organisation, which connects kids and young people with existing counsellors or therapists and funds that counselling.