Posts Tagged ‘Mike King’

I Am Hope – $24m boost for Gumboot Friday

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024
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Mike King’s Gumboot Friday counselling service for young people will receive $24 million over four years as part of the Government’s upcoming Budget. It will increase the service’s current contracted counsellor pool from 555 to about 855, which will help provide up to 160,000 free counselling sessions for people aged between 5 and 25 over Read more

Mental Health advocate Mike King is all for getting rid of Suicide Prevention Office

Monday, April 15th, 2024

Mental health advocate Mike King is all for getting rid of the Suicide Prevention Office after an announcement that a number of staff would be cut as part of the Ministry of Health’s cost-cutting proposal. Speaking to TVNZ’s Sunday, King, known for his endeavours in the mental health area including the I Am Hope charity, Read more

TickTok’s changed the game: Teen mental health crisis

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Megan Dykes’s TikTok account is a dark place. On a recent Thursday morning, she opened the ‘For You’ page on the app and lingered over the first video that popped up: a clip of a young woman joking about wanting to cut herself. Dykes (pictured) swiped her thumb and watched another similarly gloomy post, and Read more

Mike King’s mental health tips for parents

Thursday, March 16th, 2023
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Mental health campaigner Mike King is offering mental health tips for parents and has questions for every one of us. The former comedian offered his advice when he joined host Simon Bridges on Stuff’s Generally Famous podcast. He also spoke of his own battle with addiction, transition from stand-up, and cancel culture. During the podcast, Read more

Mike King breaks down over child suicide rates

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022
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A tearful Mike King broke down on the radio discussing New Zealand’s latest suicide rate. The system is broken and needs to be fixed urgently, he says. Although New Zealand’s suicide rate has dropped for the third year, Māori continue to be disproportionately affected, statistics show. The deputy-chief coroner released the figures to June 30, Read more

Kiwis must ‘take off masks’ to prevent suicide

Thursday, August 19th, 2021
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New Zealand mental health advocate, television personality and former comedian Mike King has some straight words for Kiwis about mental health. If we want to prevent suicide and help our kids open up about mental health, there are a couple of things we need to get on to. We need to do more to make Read more

Mike King named as 2019 New Zealander of the Year

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

New Zealand comedian, television personality and mental health advocate Mike King has been named as the Kiwibank 2019 New Zealander of the Year. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern awarded him the honour at the 10th annual edition of the awards. Read more

Mental health and NZ’s suicide rate — what’s happening?

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Mike King is a straight-up sort of guy. He calls a spade a spade. I don’t know him well, but whenever I’ve spent time with him his authenticity has radiated from his heart. King cares about mental health. He cares about saving lives. He cares about people. And he won’t waste his time with buck-passing Read more