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Shine a Light on Child and Youth Mental Health this Christmas

Māia Health Foundation is on a mission to raise funds for an outpatient facility for child and youth mental health. This new facility will be a dramatic improvement on the current facilities, located across three sites. The majority of patients are seen at The Princess Margaret Hospital and Hillmorton campus.

Recent years have been very tough on our young people.  The earthquakes, Port Hills fires, mosque shootings and subsequent lockdowns and now COVID have all played a major part in the fact more young people than ever before need our help and support. 

In August 2020, the Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) team had 545 children referred for help in that month alone.  That’s 545 new referrals, on top of the already overwhelming demand. 

We are facing a crisis in youth mental health. Not only do more people need our help, but the facilities where we help them are old, and simply not fit for purpose with cramped consult rooms, small spaces and an unappealing environment.   Māia Health Foundation is stepping up to be part of the solution and we’re calling on you to join us.  Help us shine a light on child and youth mental health and make a difference for our young people and their future.

 

Shining a Light on our Heroes

You never know when your tamariki, rangatahi, or someone you love, will be the one to access mental health care. Hear from our heroes why it’s vital we get a new outpatient facility for child and youth mental health. This new facility we are fundraising for will be a dramatic improvement on the current spaces.

The difference a modern facility will make

Māia, alongside Canterbury DHB have committed to create a modern Child, Adolescent and Family facility. Unfortunately our current facilities at The Princess Margaret Hospital and Hillmorton campus are old, and aren't fit for purpose with cramped consult rooms, small spaces and an unappealing environment.  We have amazing staff who care, but facilities that tell a different story. 

We expect the new facility will operate more effectively and efficiently, as well as being able to offer a broader range of treatments - meaning that more young people will be ale to access the support they need, resulting in improved health outcomes for young people and their families. 

Shine your light today and be part of a community that cares.  Donate now.


We are Māia Health Foundation

Many New Zealanders will have the need for health services at certain times in their life. Ill-health does not discriminate, and well-being is important for everyone.

Māia Health Foundation is raising money for game-changing health projects for the South Island. Helping New Zealanders get the right care, at the right time and in the right place.

Find out more about Māia Health Foundation.