• Sir John Kirwan talks to young New Zealanders about mental health

Help us Transform the Lives of Young New Zealanders

Archibalds has joined with Sir John Kirwan on his Mitey drive to support mental health education in our schools, transforming the lives of young New Zealanders. And we’d love your help to reach our fundraising goal by 12 July 2022.

Mitey is a fresh approach to teaching mental health as part of the New Zealand curriculum, enabling children to learn about it at school, every day, just like literacy and maths.

“We have some of the worst mental health statistics in the OECD, with particularly high youth suicide rates, and we believe it will take a generation to change this. Research shows us that if we can teach the ‘ABC of mental health’, consistently, to children when they’re young – they will understand how to manage life’s ups and downs, and they’ll have better empathy for others who may be having a tough time.” – Sir John Kirwan

Provided free to New Zealand primary and intermediate schools, Mitey has already positively impacted more than 12,000 New Zealand children across the country, but they’re looking to expand and bring the programme to more and more schools.

We’d love it if you could help us through donating via givealittle or via providing an item for a fundraising auction (more below).

A Luxury Getaway with Use of a Land Rover

At the end of our fundraising period, one lucky couple will be heading away for a luxury getaway with the use of a new Land Rover thanks to Archibalds and PurePods. Be sure to share your details so you can hear more from us, or view terms here.

“The first thing you’ll notice about your PurePod is its heavenly and private location. Each PurePod is designed to ensure you experience nature’s show vividly. Better still, your PurePod is luxurious, warm and immaculately styled.”

Pure Pods location

Do you have an item for our auction?

To further our fundraising initiative, Archibalds is planning to host an auction with all proceeds going to the Sir John Kirwan Foundation.

If you have an item that you’d like to donate, we can discuss showing our thanks through referencing you and/or your company through our social media and an email campaign.

To discuss further, please contact Jaimee Dolan, [email protected] or 03 377 5200.

Thank you.

Sir John Kirwan by a Land Rover Defender