Ambassadors to our I AM HOPE program around NZ are selected because of their desire to help our young people thrive. To be an ambassador is more than just wearing a tshirt and telling everyone to reach out if they want to talk. Being an I AM HOPE Ambassador is about being actual hope for others, and not just when social media and the general public is watching.
Proud Kiwi convert and NZ Print Industry identity for the past 20 years, Mitch describes himself as a ‘ridiculously proud’ KTL Ambassador.
Mentoring youth, their whanau and those who have lost loved ones, he strives to inspire behavioural and societal change entirely based upon KTL’s values. Mitch talks regularly in the community with a focus on validating opinion, cross-generation mentor matching and taking permission to love to the masses.
I'm Scott from Dunedin and am a Paramedic with St John.
I absolutely love my job but with most jobs there are good and not so good parts of your job, for me I was starting to find attending a number of our calls for Mental Health emergencies really challenging, I was starting to feel we could only do so much at that time for people. I have full respect and appreciation for the very challenging role that our Emergency Mental Health workers are dealing with.
I became involved with KTL as a positive way to back up the Ambulance so to speak. I love our philosophy of normalising Mental health conversations, and positive encouragement. We all have a part to play to look out and check in with our friends and family.
I have a huge passion for mental wellbeing. Mum to three, I am a secondary teacher who also manages Men's and Youth football teams. I connected with Mike after becoming frustrated with systems that are reactive rather than proactive, and being part of a society that falls a long way short of addressing and normalising mental health.
My passion stems from struggles with my own mental health, that of my family and having lost loved ones and students to suicide. I am incredibly proud to be an ambassador.