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Colouring Comp

With school holidays just around the corner, we’re running the 2017 Colouring Competition for Mental Health Awareness Week.

It’s the perfect activity to keep children busy and to help them experience the joy and wonder of being in nature.

Nature is one of the keys to wellbeing and we’re encouraging all Kiwis to stop thinking of nature as something locked away in national parks and forests but as the daisies in the playground, the tree outside the window and the vast, beautiful sky above.

So, this year we’re encouraging children to get into nature and unlock their wellbeing with the 2017 Colouring Competition.

What to do:

  1. Download and print a copy of our colouring competition.
  2. Head outside and talk about what you see, smell and hear. Draw/paint/stick something in the keyhole and colour in the rest of the image.
  3. Tell us your favourite thing to do outside and why.

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Post entries to:

Mental Health Foundation
PO Box 10051
Dominion Road
Auckland 1446


Scan and email entries to:

MHAW17@mentalhealth.org.nz with the subject line "Colouring Competition Entry".



The 5 natural ways

Five natural ways to wellbeing


Me Whakawhanaunga 

Connecting with nature is great for you! The beauty is in how simple it can be. Remember if you can’t get outside, you can always bring the outdoors in.


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Nature provides, it gives everything needed to not only survive, but thrive. Here’s some cool ways you can give back to nature:


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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

It's common to go about your daily life, oblivious to your natural environment. Take some time to be mindful of what’s happening around you.


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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

There’s always something new to learn and discover when you interact with nature:


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Be active

Me kori tonu

Getting outside exposure and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing, plus it strengthens you connection with nature:


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