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Mental Health Foundation, 1977

Mental Health Foundation, 1977

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand was originally known as the New Zealand Trust for the Foundations of Mental Health. It changed its name in 1977, the year it was selected to receive the charitable funds raised by the nationwide Telethon (a fund-raising event broadcast on television). This poster, reflecting the foundation's concern with mental well-being from infancy to maturity, was produced to promote the Telethon.

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Warwick Brunton, 'Mental health services - Closing the hospitals, 1960s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Warwick Brunton, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 5 May 2022