The Kindness Institute dreams of a world where everyone has the tools they need to manage stress and transform their own lives. We support individuals, organisations, workplaces & schools to overcome anxiety, fear and stress, and to integrate mindfulness in a busy life.

Our core mahi is supporting youth to deal with stressful emotions, anxiety and low self efficacy. We work with youth in mainstream school, youth who've been excluded from school and youth justice. Rangatahi learn to deal with challenging emotions, conflicts and to improve their forgiveness, honest communication, empathy, focus, motivation, positive decision making and positive relationship skills. 100% of rangatahi from our core program ATAWHAI report a reduction in stress.

What is Atawhai?

Watch this video to find out more about our Atawhai youth wellbeing programme.

A short video about what Atawhai is all about. At Atawhai, Rangatahi build positive Mental Health by learning meditation, yoga and life skills with a group of artists, youth workers and mindfulness Practitioners. Credit to videographer Allix Freier