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UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND EVALUATION OF MITEY – 2022

‘Mitey has the potential to radically change the landscape of mental health education in Aotearoa’

Mitey’s collective of partners brings together people and entities who are passionate about our most vulnerable, our children. They saw the need and they responded.

One in five Kiwi kids will experience mental health issues before they turn 18. Embedding mental health education into our schools will be key to turning our mental health statistics around.

Mitey’s results are evident – ‘Mitey makes talking about mental health normal. It has opened conversations for our students and we know that they’re starting to think about the mental health of others.’ School Principal

Join us to be part of the solution. We owe it to our children to equip them with everything they need to deal with the challenges life will throw at them.

Changing the way we educate about mental health

Learning

Reaching over 190 schools across NZ

Raise Hands

Touching the lives of over 60,000 students aged 5-13

Stigma

Openly talking about our mental health

Recognise

Building stronger communities who focus on wellbeing

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION AROUND MENTAL HEALTH

Learning

We believe learning about mental health is as important as learning to read and write

We believe positive mental health is not extracurricular and can be taught within the NZ Curriculum

We want to remove the stigma
surrounding mental health

We want children to recognise key signs and feel comfortable seeking support if they need it

Mitey

Our Impact

Evidence and research drives everything we do at Mitey. We worked with a range of experts and engaged the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work to develop Mitey, alongside principals, teachers and clinicians.

The 2022 evaluation of Mitey concluded that ‘Mitey is a cutting edge unique approach… and has initiated meaningful and significant change towards effective mental health education in schools’.

Find out more about the evaluation here.

Mitey schools report changes in students’ behaviour:

‘Boys talking openly about feelings of hurt, they use to say “he did it” now we hear “I am crying because…” I did that because you hurt my heart”, the boys are really owning their feelings and actions.’

‘I had a student tell me he is now brave enough to talk to his parents about wanting to see a counsellor. Before Mitey he wasn’t feeling brave enough to let his parents know how he was really feeling but Mitey has given him the strategies to know that it’s ok to talk about your feelings and emotions and what’s bothering you.’

PARTNERS

Thank you to our partners

The generous support of our partners allows us to do the work we are doing. Our heartfelt thanks to each of you.

KEY PARTNERS

Zurich Foundation
Zurich Foundation
Zurich Foundation

TRUST & GRANT PARTNERS

Hugh Green Foundation

BUSINESS PARTNERS

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