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MHAW 2023 Giveaways - Terms and Conditions

Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 prize events  


Terms and Conditions 


  1. The Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) prize events (colouring competition, surveys, Supreme and Dilmah giveaways, Flight Centre competition) are open to residents of New Zealand. For more specific age restrictions for the colouring competition, please refer to the conditions on the colouring template.

  2. Entrants into these prize events, will be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.

  3. Winners will be chosen by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) staff members in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. All decisions are final.

  4. If you have questions about how to enter any of these events, please see the MHAW website, or email mhaw@mentalhealth.org.nz with “MHAW giveaways” “MHAW colouring competition” or “Flight Centre competition” in the subject line.

  5. Employees of the MHF or anyone else connected with the prize events are not eligible to win a prize.

  6. Closing dates for each prize event are stated on each event’s webpage and/or social post. Entries received outside of these time periods will not be considered.

  7. The prize winners will be contacted by MHF staff members and winners will receive their prize after each event has finished.

  8. Each prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes. 

  9. The winner’s content may be required for promotional activity. For the Flight Centre competition, media may be contacted to share the winner’s story.

  10. The winners of the Flight Centre competition may need to supply an image for the MHF and Flight Centre to announce the winner via our communications channels, as well as give permission for the MHF and Flight Centre to share the story/message included in their comment as to why they nominated themselves and their friend.

  11. If prize winners do not provide MHF staff with shipping/postage/contact details before Wednesday, 1 November 2023, they will no longer be eligible to receive their prize. 

  12. The MHF will take care of any personal information that you supply as described in our privacy policy here. By entering the MHAW 2023 prize events you agree to the collection, retention, usage, and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your entry, and for the purpose outlined above.

  13. The MHF accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected, incomplete, cannot be delivered or entered, or for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery in any of the events is not proof of acceptance by the MHF. 

  14. The MHF accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred by you as a result of entering the Mental Health Awareness Week events or accepting of a prize. The MHF further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person’s technical devices (ex. a number of devices including computer and phones) relating to or resulting from participation in any of the Mental Health Awareness Week events or merchandise. 

  15. The MHF shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of the MHAW 2023 prize events.
  16. The MHF and Flight Centre cannot be held liable, or legally accountable, for any picture or image or information posted by you to participate in any of the MHAW 2023 events, that is found to be in breach of the Privacy Act or Copyright law. You must have copyright and or permission to use any picture or image or information you post. You must inform the MHF as soon as possible if you are issued with such a challenge. Contact info@mentalhealth.org.nz. 

  17. The $1000 Flight Centre Gift Card is subject to the standard Flight Centre Gift Cards conditions as follows: Treat this card like cash. Defaced, mutilated, altered, lost or stolen cards will not be replaced or redeemed. This card is redeemable for merchandise or services at participating Flight Centre NZ stores only, not redeemable for cash or cash equivalent products. This card expires 3 years from the last transaction. Cash will not be given for any unused balance. Unused balance on expiry of this card will not be refunded or credited. For more see: http://www.flightcentre.co.nz/extras/gift-cards/terms-conditions

  18. Flight Centre (NZ) Travel Group, will not be liable for personal injury suffered during prize winnings.

  19. This competition is not endorsed by Facebook or Instagram.  

Rāhina / Monday

Take Notice | Me Aro Tonu

A fresh week, blank slate and a new beginning. Let's start the week by setting purpose and intention, today is the day to take stock – how have you been feeling recently, are there any events or stresses that you need to sit with and unpack? 

Developing the ability to be fully present and conscious without being overly reactive or overwhelmed is no easy feat, it takes practice to achieve the delicate balance of awareness. When we take notice or practice mindfulness, we’re creating space for ourselves—space to think, space to breathe, space between ourselves and our reactions.  

Use today as a reminder to pay more attention to the present moment, to our thoughts and feelings, and to the world around us. At the end of the week, you can reflect on how you felt at the start of the week, and how putting each of the Five Ways into practice has helped to boost your mental health.

A few ideas to help you take notice:

Rātū / Tuesday

Give | Tukua

Today is all about kindness. When we give selflessly to others, whether through our time, resources, or support, we create a positive ripple effect that extends beyond the people we engage with. Carrying out acts of kindness boosts our happiness, life satisfaction, and overall wellbeing. When we help others, it gives us purpose and a sense of belonging – it’s a win/win!  

Think about how you might be able to brighten the day of someone you care about, or even a complete stranger. A small gesture might mean the world to someone else, and you’ll get a bit of a boost, too!

A few ideas to help you give:

Rāapa / Wednesday

Be Active | Me Kori Tonu 

We're nearly over the midweek hump and are inching closer to the weekend. Today is the perfect opportunity to give yourself a refreshing boost by engaging in some physical activity. Wi tēnei rangi to get the blood flowing through your tinana/body?   

Physical activity stimulates the release of endorphins, the "feel-good" hormones, which can uplift your mood and increase feelings of happiness. It reduces stress and anxiety levels, promotes relaxation and enhances overall mental resilience. It can even sharpen our thinking and boost our creativity. 

Being active doesn’t always mean high-intensity cardio workouts, there are lots of ways you can move your tinana to uplift your mood, reduce stress, and feel a sense of achievement. Choose to do something that is purely for feeling good or having fun, and dedicate it to your wellbeing.

A few ideas hei āwhina/to help you be active:

Rāpare / Thursday

Connect | Me Whakawhanaunga

It’s nearly Friday – why not tap into those weekend vibes early, and carve out some time for some meaningful connection? Use today as a sign to arrange that outing or gathering with friends, participate in social events that you might be finding an excuse to skip, or seek out opportunities for shared experiences that deepen your connections.  

Connect refers to making social connections, or whakawhanaungatanga. A sense of feeling connected, loved or belonging with others is strongly associated with better wellbeing and other health outcomes by providing a sense of meaning, safety, support and purpose.  

A few ideas to help you connect:

Rāmere / Friday

Keep Learning | Me Ako Tonu

It might be the last day of MHAW, but today’s the day to reflect on what you’ve learnt throughout the week and implement those tools into the weekend and weeks beyond. 

Evidence suggests that learning or trying new things creates a sense of achievement, competence and stimulates engagement with the world around us. There are lots of ways that you can Keep Learning today and every day. 

A few ideas to help you keep learning: