Our vision is to create a Kiwi culture that is open, supportive and accepting of the many dimensions of mental health.
Think Out Loud aims to stamp out the stigma surrounding mental health in New Zealand. By providing support to local organisations and initiatives, our goal is to increase access to these services for those in need.
Always remember, you are loved, you matter, and the world is a better place with you in it.
Lisa has always had a nagging feeling that she could be making more of a positive impact on people’s lives, but could never put her finger on what her true purpose was. Until now. Lisa hopes that Think Out Loud will help Kiwis start to feel more comfortable sharing how they feel, and that those they reach out to will welcome their vulnerability with kindness and empathy. Ultimately, she hopes the donations Think Out Loud make will help the people of New Zealand feel supported.
Having previously worked as a personal trainer for many years, Dean has always had a passion to positively impact people's lives through health and fitness. Now as a High Risk Support Worker, he has gained a deep understanding of the seriousness of mental health, and the lack of access to support in New Zealand. Dean's aim is that Think Out Loud will help Kiwis feel comfortable asking for help, and in time hopes to see the stigma surrounding mental health in New Zealand disappear.