Mike Chunn CNZM is the man behind Play It Strange, a charitable trust that develops musical and writing skills at secondary school level. Mike is providing invaluable advice and support to the Board, in their vision to have mental health and well-being education as part of the curriculum.
Mike is a former member of the New Zealand bands Split Enz and Citizen Band. In the 2002 Queen’s Birthday Honours Chunn was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to music. He was promoted to Companion of the same order, for services to music and mental health awareness, in the 2015 New Year Honours.
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The Sir John Kirwan Foundation is not a clinical service. We are not able to provide emergency support or counselling services. To access these please see below.
If you are worried about your or someone else’s mental health, please visit your local GP or free call or text 1737 to talk to someone for advice and support.
If you are concerned about someone’s immediate safety contact your local health services.
Or if you or someone else is in danger or at risk of endangering others, call the Police immediately on 111.
There are a number of great New Zealand and International websites that provide useful information and support to manage your own mental health and wellbeing, and that of others. Click below to check them out.
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