Gumboot Friday

May 31st, 2021

A fun way to raise money for kids’ mental health

Having depression is like walking through mud every day. So on the first Friday in April every year, we ask you to show your support, put your gumboots on, give a gold coin, and take a walk in their shoes for just one day.

It’s a fun way for kiwis to join in the mental health conversation, while raising money to provide FREE and timely counselling for any young person in need.

New Zealand’s mental health challenge

Last year in New Zealand 175 young people died by suicide and it is estimated another 3500 attempted to take their own lives. While Government agencies are doing their best some young people are stuck waiting up to six months to receive the counselling they so urgently need.

How much of my donation goes to YOUNG PEOPLE?

100% of donations deposited by you into the Kiwibank Gumboot Friday account goes to counselling for young people by registered mental health practitioners. This is so your money goes directly where it’s needed: to young people getting the help and support they need, when they need it most.