Sir John Kirwan

"New Zealand's Everest is mental health. We have the courage to take on the world, and yet our youth suicide statistics show us we've dropped the ball. Mitey is designed to help turn these figures around. Mitey is an exciting way to teach our kids about their mental health - and those of others - at school, every day."

1 in 5

Kiwis will experience mental health challenges by the age of 18


people died of suicide in the year to 30 June 2022


of Kiwi youth reported symptoms of depression in 2019, nearly doubling since 2012

About Mitey

School Wide Approach

It takes a village to raise mentally thriving children. That's why Mitey takes a school wide approach to mental wellbeing. Every part of the Mitey journey brings together teachers, staff and communities around one common goal – mentally thriving children. Woven into your school day, Mitey is not just an extra curricular box to tick.

How Mitey Works


High level of support from Mitey's coaches, who are senior teachers, to help you implement all aspects of Mitey.

Wellbeing Review Tool

Assesses your approach to wellbeing and helps develop a plan of action which builds on your school's needs and strengths.

Mitey Framework of Learning

The Mitey Framework is a stepped progression of learning aligned to the NZ Curriculum and the Mental Health Education Guidelines, supported by cross curricular units of work and resources designed by New Zealand teachers.

Governance and Policy Advice

Governance and policy advice to assist you in creating a school environment that supports learning and enhances wellbeing across your school.

Ideas for Community Engagement

Effective ways to engage your school community so they can support and contribute to their children's mental health education and wellness.

Online Hub

Unlimited access to Mitey’s online hub that contains all the resources you need to deliver a school wide approach to mental health education.

Teachers and Staff

Advice, support and ideas to help you recognise and respond to your staff's wellbeing.

Valued Partners

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Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust