DAVID UNWIN / STUFF
New King of the Year 2019 is already nominated Mike King is raising money to advise young Kiwis through the challenges of Facebook that is going to be. going on.
Did you noticed that dozens of your friends have added frames to their Facebook profile in the last few days?
Facebook challenges in getting young people free of charge from New Zealanders, started by Mike King's mental health advocate, has built over $ 20,000.
Following the appointment of the King as New Year of New Year 2019 last week, Kiwibank started a Facebook campaign to raise money for the charity, I AM HOPE the King and Gumboot Up.
For everyone who frames I & I HOPE & # 39; To their profile, Kiwibank will $ 1 for the Gumboot Account.
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On Tuesday, the King wrote on Facebook that the $ 4500 campaign built.
"When Kiwibank came in to me and said they would bring up to $ 20,000 if Kiwis used the frame that I sent," said King.
"It was longer than I was thinking possible."
By Wednesday afternoon, the campaign was over $ 21,000.
In a press release, Kiwibank said he was now making $ 50,000 for the purpose.
Kiwibank brand manager Kim Waghorn said the answer was "swept away".
"It's obvious that this is reviving strongly and something that Kiwis cares for," she said.
The King said he had spent what he hoped.
"This is an amazing campaign – it comes to New Zealand, get behind it."
On April 5, I AM HOPE holds Gumboot on Friday, and # 39; Raising money for free counseling and time for young people who need it.
Between July 2017 and June 2018, 137 New Zealand teenagers died – aged between 10 and 24 – killed themselves.
Where you want to get support:
1737, need to speak? Call or free text of 1737 any time for support from a training consultant
Onwards – 0800 543 354 no (09) 5222 999 in Auckland
Youth – 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or online conversation
Samaritans – 0800 726 666
Emergency self helpline Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
What's up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5-18 year olds). Phone counseling is available Monday to Friday, 11th-day and weekend, 3pm-11pm. An online conversation is available 7f-10f a day.
Distribution – 0800 54 37 54 (0800 children of children) for young people up to 18 years of age. Open 24/7.
anlowdown.co.nz – email e-mail email@example.com or free text 5626
Concern New Zealand – 0800 ANXIETY (0800 269 4389)
Supporting families in Mental illness – 0800 732 825