I learned how I can help out my classmates

I didn't know that lots of people feel like they're not good enough for their family and friends. But now I can help my friends in class talk to someone when they feel that way.

Learn more about out work in Schools
At I AM HOPE we’re about
normalising the inner critic
The voice inside all of our heads that has
us second-guessing everything we do.
The voice of doubt that beats us up and
tells us we’re failures, that we’re worthless.
Having an overactive inner critic is not a
 sign of mental illness, it’s a sign that we are normal.

Round the Bays 2024

Sunday 3 March 2024

How about making those kilometres count by joining the I Am Hope team for the Southern Cross Round the Bays? Your run won't just be about breaking a sweat; it'll be about breaking barriers for our youth, paving the way for a brighter tomorrow in mental health.

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The Hope Home

Currently being built

Fowler Homes, a renowned residential group home building company across New Zealand, are currently building a house in Queenstown to auction off with 100% of the profits going to I Am Hope!

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Your own design on gumboots

Design Competition Throughout February 2024

Showcase your creativity and win prizes with the Gumboot Design Competition!

Enter the design competition

The key to life is hope!
Be that hope

For the last decade we have been giving mental health talks in schools and communities up and down Aotearoa.

Gumboot Friday

Do you need help now?

Government agencies are doing their best, but some kids are stuck waiting up to six months to receive the counselling they urgently need. ​We connect kids with mental health counsellors and practitioners in their region or online, so they can get timely support, without the added stress of how to pay the bill.

Get free counselling