“Today’s teenagers are under significant pressures from many sources- especially from social media. The result is
that mental health is a very serious concern for many of our teenagers.” – Grant Congdon, Principal, Horowhenua College

It can take up to 10 weeks for an at-risk youth to be assessed for counseling and mental health services in the Wellington Region. Lifting the Lid aims to remove financial barriers
so that everyone aged 13–18 will have support system available that will prevent them from ending their lives.

Nikau Foundation has granted $5,000 to the project, which is being facilitated by Kapiti Rotary. “The goal of the project is to one day not be needed in this capacity” says Bruce Morgan, project chair.
Find out more here.