"Can't see the Wood for the Trees?" This simple phrase broadly covers all forms of mental illness. Find out why.
Mental illness is something that affects many kiwis. In New Zealand up to 50% of adults have suffered from a mental illness in their lives. That could be a colleague, friend or family member. Unfortunately the number of suicides in New Zealand is continuing to rise with 606 last year.
Wood For The Trees is a registered charity on a mission to help kiwis affected by mental illness. To do this they'll be providing funding to community organisations, creating awareness and open dialogue about mental illness, and to remove the stigma associated with it.
Annually, Wood For The Trees will be running various activities such as boxing events, fishing competitions and the raffle of up to 6 brand-new Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
More about us
"Can't see the wood for the trees?" - If someone can't see the wood for the trees, they are unable to understand what is important in a situation because they are giving too much attention to detail.
This simple phrase broadly covers all forms of mental illness. Sound like a close friend or family member?
'Wood For the Trees' charitable trust has been formed to simply give another platform to help those loved one battling demons. We are a registered charity that is giving the funds raised to other charitable trusts and community groups who support mental health in NZ.
Use of funds
Funds raised will be directly used to aid other charitable trusts and community groups supporting mental health in New Zealand.