Change the world for youth mental health - get Michelle to Montreal!

By Michelle Atkinson

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Change The World For Youth Mental Health - Get Michelle To Montreal!

Project 2015-07-20 21:06:26 +1200

Want to help change the world for youth mental health?

 

Michelle is a young Aucklander with lived experience of distress and recovery. She's been working in the youth mental health space for the last 4.5 years, improving services for other young people. She specialises in using the real-life experiences of people who are struggling, to change the way that government and not-for-profit agencies offer help, and she's had a significant impact both in Auckland and nationally.

Due to her experience and contributions, Michelle recently had two abstracts accepted to the Third International Youth Mental Health Conference in Montreal, Canada. Hooray! http://www.iaymh2015.com/

This means she can share some of the unique work she's been doing with people around the world who can benefit, as well as bringing the latest global research and innovation back to Auckland.

However, Canada is apparently a while away from Auckland, and Michelle reckons she'll need about $5000 to get there, back, and have somewhere to sleep while she's away. Her employers can't cover all of the costs, so she needs a little help!

Check out the sweet rewards, and see if you can chip in to help Michelle change the world for youth mental health.

 

Want to help Michelle out, but don't have the moolah? Consider doing one of these instead!

  • Send her some encouraging words
  • Share this campaign with your friends and colleagues
  • Post on Michelle's facebook event page, and say why people should donate. It might be that Michelle is pretty good at youth mental health stuff, or that she did something nice for you that one time.
  • Ask your friends who run companies to donate vouchers for this pledgeme!

Video coming soon - check back later this week!

Comments

Updates 11

Final monday shout outs!

14/09/2015 at 12:52 PM

Friends, we made it! Thank you so much!

Final shout outs:

Aloma, thanks for your pledge, I will try to make you an entertaining song!

Francesca, thank you honey, i appreciate it xx

Fiona, thanks so much! I wouldn't have ended up in the sector if it weren't for you.

Nick, you're a legend, thanks for your support. We will climb tree!

Helen, thanks so much for your generous pledge, and for giving me the idea to go to the conference in the first place. I really appreciate it

Lisette, again, thank you heaps, your cartoon should be rockin'!

Harvey and Jack (Lilly) - thank you! There will be a paper crane at the top of a tree with your names on it!

I'll get onto rewards soon - depending on the reward, I may be able to do it before I leave the country, but a couple may need to wait until I get back. Obviously those who have ordered postcards and polaroids will receive them while I'm away.

Thank you again, so much, everybody. I treasure your support. I will try to rep NZ and make y'all proud.

Cheers

-Michelle xx

We made it!

08/09/2015 at 12:46 PM

Dear people, with your help we made it! Thank you so much xoxoxo

Any little extra will still be put to good use, so if you were planning on pledging, you are still welcome to.

 

Srsly, thanks everybody.

Wooooah

07/09/2015 at 10:54 PM

We just jumped past 90%! I nearly had a heart attack! Team.... thanks

ONE WEEK LEFT! And monday night shout outs - edition five.

07/09/2015 at 7:45 PM

ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! So here are your Monday night shout outs.

This week was my birthday and I turned 26. Woohoo! We also reached the 3/4 mark - only 1/4 to go!

Matthew Poole - thanks, you legend!

Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl - incredibly generous, thank you.

Tamielle Kahurangi Monk - you are a beautiful person x

 

To all the people out there in cyberspace - if you were planning on pledging, or know someone else who was, now is the time! There's only a week left and I still have the last quarter of my goal to reach.

 

Michelle x

Monday night shout outs - edition four!

31/08/2015 at 7:47 PM

Just one shout out this week, friends! Emma Wood, you are a legend and thank you for your generous support.

We are $63 away from three quarters, and have two weeks to go! If you have been meaning to tell your friends but haven't got around to it, now is a good time :)

Monday night shout outs - edition three!

24/08/2015 at 11:02 PM

Ka pai e hoa ma, we made it to two-thirds this week!

Many thanks to those of you who pledged this week:

Many thanks to those of you who pledged this week:

Phillipa Gaines, thanks so much, I so appreciate your generous support!

Kent Fredric, cheers bro, thanks for getting behind me :)

Erin Gough, thank you! One impression of wellington will be coming your way after the campaign ends.

Muchas gracias, hopefully we can get the last third in the next couple of weeks.

I really appreciate all your pledges, encouragement and general support so far.

 

 

TWO THIRDS

23/08/2015 at 12:24 PM

We are two thirds of the way there, new pie chart to boot!

Keep an eye out for your Monday shout outs tomorrow night.

Monday night shout outs - edition two!

17/08/2015 at 10:13 PM

We're past the half way mark and heading towards two-thirds, which is when the next pie arrives!

Special thanks to:

Lynda Bell you dear thing, thank you for your support!

Francois Rawlinson! You really floored me, to be honest. Thank you so much, incredibly generous.

Helen Given! Thanks heaps for backing me Aunty Helen.

Malcolm Lowe. Thanks so much, was very touched when I saw you had pledged.

Debra Sample keep babin' babe

Mike Kreft you legend, thank you smile emoticon

Mustaq Missouri - thank you so much. Very generous, and I'm honoured to have your support.

Erwin Van Asbeck and the Express Yourself team. Thank you so much, you legends. You will get a rad cake in return. I'll rep Toi Ora in Montreal.

Ali Roigard support from over the seas, thank you! Generosity must run in the family.

That's all for this week, legends! Hope you all have a rad one, you deserve it. Xx

Halfway!

14/08/2015 at 6:39 PM

My dear, generous supporters! You have catapulted me over the halfway mark! Check out the new pie chart. Thank you <3

Monday night shout outs!

10/08/2015 at 10:49 PM

Monday night Shout Outs!

A big thanks to all those who have pledged!

Don't forget that once we get to 1/3 of target (soon!) I will upload a pie chart made of real pie, to show where we are at.

Maria (James' friend) - thanks again!

Jingfang Wu - thank you so much for your support

Natasha Anthea Lay love you

Mark Rhind - thanks, legend!

Glenn McBeth thanks muppet

Katherine thanks for your support cuzzie! I'll let you know how the km goes

Annakin Smilies thanks you babe, this will be like nothing you've ever heard before

Shreya the slayer you are a champ

John Lepper thanks heaps for your support, also no thanks for no pizza

Anonymous (clearly in cahoots with above) thanks heaps for week number two of no pizza, this will be fun.

George Adams from neighbourly, you are awesome

Hayley Gibson thanks so much for your support and lovely message

Laura Allison cheers, kid! You're a champ

Jazzy Jazz - thank you so much. You are a wonderful supportive friend. Look forward to seeing you soon

Kim Kindley - I'm your man! Thank you mum!

Liz, thanks for supporting me and yes I actually will run that 1km.

Phillip, you're a star

Rebekah you legend

Tristan you're amazing!

Michelle my darling, thank you for your ongoing support heart emoticon

MissCreep thank you honey, you are going to love the book

Lynne, thank you so much. I so appreciate it!

Anonymous benefactor, thank you for being number one.

You guys are all legends and I genuinely appreciate every one of you.

Woah

06/08/2015 at 1:25 AM

Ok so it's 1.20am and I have work in the morning but I just checked in and freaked out and nearly woke up my flatmate because we are about 30 hours in and a quarter of the way towards target. I don't really know what to say except thank you, dudes and dudettes, for all of your support so far, and I am genuinely humbled.

    Pledgers 47

    Lilly Bell
    2015-09-08 12:19:56 +1200

    "From Harvey and Jack x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2015-09-08 11:42:38 +1200

    "Keep up the good work!! "

    helen
    2015-09-07 22:41:01 +1200

    "So thrilled you are doing this Michelle and Im sure you will be inspired by the conference."

    Nick Taylor
    2015-09-07 22:10:42 +1200

    "Can I help install the cranes in the tree yo?"

    Fiona Ironside
    2015-09-07 21:17:07 +1200
    francesca
    2015-09-07 20:21:43 +1200
    Aloma Parker
    2015-09-07 19:53:31 +1200
    Tamielle Monk
    2015-09-01 23:33:10 +1200

    "Bless you Michelle, love your work!!!"

    Thomas Sinclair
    2015-09-01 22:58:34 +1200

    "I pledged some money towards poutine and Joual lessons - you're gonna need 'em."

    Matthew Poole
    2015-09-01 13:38:00 +1200
    Emma Wood
    2015-08-29 12:31:51 +1200
    Erin Gough
    2015-08-22 22:51:01 +1200

    "Sorry this is later than I said it would be. As you know, I've been distracted! I would like T-Rex's impression of Wellington please. :)"

    Kent Fredric
    2015-08-20 19:46:47 +1200
    Phillipa Gaines
    2015-08-18 16:26:39 +1200

    "Good on you Michelle. All the best. Phillipa"

    Lynda Bell
    2015-08-16 18:14:35 +1200

    "Good luck, Michelle"

    Francois Rawlinson
    2015-08-14 18:04:26 +1200

    "Keep up the good work "

    Helen Given
    2015-08-13 15:12:21 +1200
    Malcolm Lowe
    2015-08-12 21:54:46 +1200
    Debra Sample
    2015-08-12 20:30:32 +1200

    "Please take a picture of you at the top of the tree at the view. :)"

    Debra Sample
    2015-08-12 20:27:16 +1200

    "I expect nothing short of amazing for my limerick. Love you long time"

    Mike K
    2015-08-12 16:56:00 +1200
    Mustaq Missouri
    2015-08-11 17:07:20 +1200

    "Good luck Michelle..:)"

    Erwin van Asbeck
    2015-08-11 11:31:06 +1200

    "Toi Ora's "Express Yourself" - Creative Youth Partnerships is proud to support Michelle's achievements."

    Alison Roigard
    2015-08-10 23:09:58 +1200
    Kim Kindley
    2015-08-10 07:35:07 +1200

    "Michelle, Michelle, she's our man - if she can't do it, no one can. I know this is gonna get you there so looking forward to my postcard B-)"

    Jazzy Jazz
    2015-08-07 15:06:00 +1200
    Laura Allison
    2015-08-06 21:29:28 +1200

    "So cool Michelle! All the best! :-) "

    Hayley Gibson
    2015-08-06 21:27:54 +1200

    "Nice job Michelle - this is a worthy cause, because I think you're awesome and I think Montreal is awesome = it's a perfect match!"

    George Adams
    2015-08-05 23:44:06 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2015-08-05 23:42:35 +1200

    "Oh god how did this get in here I am not good with computers"

    Followers 5

    Followers of Change the world for youth mental health - get Michelle to Montreal!

    Change The World For Youth Mental Health - Get Michelle To Montreal!

    Project 2015-07-20 21:06:26 +1200

    Want to help change the world for youth mental health?

     

    Michelle is a young Aucklander with lived experience of distress and recovery. She's been working in the youth mental health space for the last 4.5 years, improving services for other young people. She specialises in using the real-life experiences of people who are struggling, to change the way that government and not-for-profit agencies offer help, and she's had a significant impact both in Auckland and nationally.

    Due to her experience and contributions, Michelle recently had two abstracts accepted to the Third International Youth Mental Health Conference in Montreal, Canada. Hooray! http://www.iaymh2015.com/

    This means she can share some of the unique work she's been doing with people around the world who can benefit, as well as bringing the latest global research and innovation back to Auckland.

    However, Canada is apparently a while away from Auckland, and Michelle reckons she'll need about $5000 to get there, back, and have somewhere to sleep while she's away. Her employers can't cover all of the costs, so she needs a little help!

    Check out the sweet rewards, and see if you can chip in to help Michelle change the world for youth mental health.

     

    Want to help Michelle out, but don't have the moolah? Consider doing one of these instead!

    • Send her some encouraging words
    • Share this campaign with your friends and colleagues
    • Post on Michelle's facebook event page, and say why people should donate. It might be that Michelle is pretty good at youth mental health stuff, or that she did something nice for you that one time.
    • Ask your friends who run companies to donate vouchers for this pledgeme!

    Video coming soon - check back later this week!

    Comments

    Final monday shout outs!

    14/09/2015 at 12:52 PM

    Friends, we made it! Thank you so much!

    Final shout outs:

    Aloma, thanks for your pledge, I will try to make you an entertaining song!

    Francesca, thank you honey, i appreciate it xx

    Fiona, thanks so much! I wouldn't have ended up in the sector if it weren't for you.

    Nick, you're a legend, thanks for your support. We will climb tree!

    Helen, thanks so much for your generous pledge, and for giving me the idea to go to the conference in the first place. I really appreciate it

    Lisette, again, thank you heaps, your cartoon should be rockin'!

    Harvey and Jack (Lilly) - thank you! There will be a paper crane at the top of a tree with your names on it!

    I'll get onto rewards soon - depending on the reward, I may be able to do it before I leave the country, but a couple may need to wait until I get back. Obviously those who have ordered postcards and polaroids will receive them while I'm away.

    Thank you again, so much, everybody. I treasure your support. I will try to rep NZ and make y'all proud.

    Cheers

    -Michelle xx

    We made it!

    08/09/2015 at 12:46 PM

    Dear people, with your help we made it! Thank you so much xoxoxo

    Any little extra will still be put to good use, so if you were planning on pledging, you are still welcome to.

     

    Srsly, thanks everybody.

    Wooooah

    07/09/2015 at 10:54 PM

    We just jumped past 90%! I nearly had a heart attack! Team.... thanks

    ONE WEEK LEFT! And monday night shout outs - edition five.

    07/09/2015 at 7:45 PM

    ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT! So here are your Monday night shout outs.

    This week was my birthday and I turned 26. Woohoo! We also reached the 3/4 mark - only 1/4 to go!

    Matthew Poole - thanks, you legend!

    Edmund Gustav Albrecht Husserl - incredibly generous, thank you.

    Tamielle Kahurangi Monk - you are a beautiful person x

     

    To all the people out there in cyberspace - if you were planning on pledging, or know someone else who was, now is the time! There's only a week left and I still have the last quarter of my goal to reach.

     

    Michelle x

    Monday night shout outs - edition four!

    31/08/2015 at 7:47 PM

    Just one shout out this week, friends! Emma Wood, you are a legend and thank you for your generous support.

    We are $63 away from three quarters, and have two weeks to go! If you have been meaning to tell your friends but haven't got around to it, now is a good time :)

    Monday night shout outs - edition three!

    24/08/2015 at 11:02 PM

    Ka pai e hoa ma, we made it to two-thirds this week!

    Many thanks to those of you who pledged this week:

    Many thanks to those of you who pledged this week:

    Phillipa Gaines, thanks so much, I so appreciate your generous support!

    Kent Fredric, cheers bro, thanks for getting behind me :)

    Erin Gough, thank you! One impression of wellington will be coming your way after the campaign ends.

    Muchas gracias, hopefully we can get the last third in the next couple of weeks.

    I really appreciate all your pledges, encouragement and general support so far.

     

     

    TWO THIRDS

    23/08/2015 at 12:24 PM

    We are two thirds of the way there, new pie chart to boot!

    Keep an eye out for your Monday shout outs tomorrow night.

    Monday night shout outs - edition two!

    17/08/2015 at 10:13 PM

    We're past the half way mark and heading towards two-thirds, which is when the next pie arrives!

    Special thanks to:

    Lynda Bell you dear thing, thank you for your support!

    Francois Rawlinson! You really floored me, to be honest. Thank you so much, incredibly generous.

    Helen Given! Thanks heaps for backing me Aunty Helen.

    Malcolm Lowe. Thanks so much, was very touched when I saw you had pledged.

    Debra Sample keep babin' babe

    Mike Kreft you legend, thank you smile emoticon

    Mustaq Missouri - thank you so much. Very generous, and I'm honoured to have your support.

    Erwin Van Asbeck and the Express Yourself team. Thank you so much, you legends. You will get a rad cake in return. I'll rep Toi Ora in Montreal.

    Ali Roigard support from over the seas, thank you! Generosity must run in the family.

    That's all for this week, legends! Hope you all have a rad one, you deserve it. Xx

    Halfway!

    14/08/2015 at 6:39 PM

    My dear, generous supporters! You have catapulted me over the halfway mark! Check out the new pie chart. Thank you <3

    Monday night shout outs!

    10/08/2015 at 10:49 PM

    Monday night Shout Outs!

    A big thanks to all those who have pledged!

    Don't forget that once we get to 1/3 of target (soon!) I will upload a pie chart made of real pie, to show where we are at.

    Maria (James' friend) - thanks again!

    Jingfang Wu - thank you so much for your support

    Natasha Anthea Lay love you

    Mark Rhind - thanks, legend!

    Glenn McBeth thanks muppet

    Katherine thanks for your support cuzzie! I'll let you know how the km goes

    Annakin Smilies thanks you babe, this will be like nothing you've ever heard before

    Shreya the slayer you are a champ

    John Lepper thanks heaps for your support, also no thanks for no pizza

    Anonymous (clearly in cahoots with above) thanks heaps for week number two of no pizza, this will be fun.

    George Adams from neighbourly, you are awesome

    Hayley Gibson thanks so much for your support and lovely message

    Laura Allison cheers, kid! You're a champ

    Jazzy Jazz - thank you so much. You are a wonderful supportive friend. Look forward to seeing you soon

    Kim Kindley - I'm your man! Thank you mum!

    Liz, thanks for supporting me and yes I actually will run that 1km.

    Phillip, you're a star

    Rebekah you legend

    Tristan you're amazing!

    Michelle my darling, thank you for your ongoing support heart emoticon

    MissCreep thank you honey, you are going to love the book

    Lynne, thank you so much. I so appreciate it!

    Anonymous benefactor, thank you for being number one.

    You guys are all legends and I genuinely appreciate every one of you.

    Woah

    06/08/2015 at 1:25 AM

    Ok so it's 1.20am and I have work in the morning but I just checked in and freaked out and nearly woke up my flatmate because we are about 30 hours in and a quarter of the way towards target. I don't really know what to say except thank you, dudes and dudettes, for all of your support so far, and I am genuinely humbled.

      Lilly Bell
      2015-09-08 12:19:56 +1200

      "From Harvey and Jack x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2015-09-08 11:42:38 +1200

      "Keep up the good work!! "

      helen
      2015-09-07 22:41:01 +1200

      "So thrilled you are doing this Michelle and Im sure you will be inspired by the conference."

      Nick Taylor
      2015-09-07 22:10:42 +1200

      "Can I help install the cranes in the tree yo?"

      Fiona Ironside
      2015-09-07 21:17:07 +1200
      francesca
      2015-09-07 20:21:43 +1200
      Aloma Parker
      2015-09-07 19:53:31 +1200
      Tamielle Monk
      2015-09-01 23:33:10 +1200

      "Bless you Michelle, love your work!!!"

      Thomas Sinclair
      2015-09-01 22:58:34 +1200

      "I pledged some money towards poutine and Joual lessons - you're gonna need 'em."

      Matthew Poole
      2015-09-01 13:38:00 +1200
      Emma Wood
      2015-08-29 12:31:51 +1200
      Erin Gough
      2015-08-22 22:51:01 +1200

      "Sorry this is later than I said it would be. As you know, I've been distracted! I would like T-Rex's impression of Wellington please. :)"

      Kent Fredric
      2015-08-20 19:46:47 +1200
      Phillipa Gaines
      2015-08-18 16:26:39 +1200

      "Good on you Michelle. All the best. Phillipa"

      Lynda Bell
      2015-08-16 18:14:35 +1200

      "Good luck, Michelle"

      Francois Rawlinson
      2015-08-14 18:04:26 +1200

      "Keep up the good work "

      Helen Given
      2015-08-13 15:12:21 +1200
      Malcolm Lowe
      2015-08-12 21:54:46 +1200
      Debra Sample
      2015-08-12 20:30:32 +1200

      "Please take a picture of you at the top of the tree at the view. :)"

      Debra Sample
      2015-08-12 20:27:16 +1200

      "I expect nothing short of amazing for my limerick. Love you long time"

      Mike K
      2015-08-12 16:56:00 +1200
      Mustaq Missouri
      2015-08-11 17:07:20 +1200

      "Good luck Michelle..:)"

      Erwin van Asbeck
      2015-08-11 11:31:06 +1200

      "Toi Ora's "Express Yourself" - Creative Youth Partnerships is proud to support Michelle's achievements."

      Alison Roigard
      2015-08-10 23:09:58 +1200
      Kim Kindley
      2015-08-10 07:35:07 +1200

      "Michelle, Michelle, she's our man - if she can't do it, no one can. I know this is gonna get you there so looking forward to my postcard B-)"

      Jazzy Jazz
      2015-08-07 15:06:00 +1200
      Laura Allison
      2015-08-06 21:29:28 +1200

      "So cool Michelle! All the best! :-) "

      Hayley Gibson
      2015-08-06 21:27:54 +1200

      "Nice job Michelle - this is a worthy cause, because I think you're awesome and I think Montreal is awesome = it's a perfect match!"

      George Adams
      2015-08-05 23:44:06 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2015-08-05 23:42:35 +1200

      "Oh god how did this get in here I am not good with computers"

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