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I'M STILL STANDING PROJECT

Here at Ancient Origins we want to do our best to give back to the community. With your help we can do more, more often.

The I'm Still Standing Project is a community organisation set up by Grace Pene and Madelyn Berge. Sisters, hailing from the South Waikato, they've experienced an unfair share of mental health issues and suicide bereavement. After being fed up with the system in place that is suppose to help people like them they decided to take matters into their own hands setting up self-help groups where people can meet others who are experiencing the same issues. Our commitment is to provide a safe space for sharing, listening, learning and supporting each other. ​

Unfortunately New Zealand has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the developed world. In 2019 we had our highest number of suicides ever with 685 people taking their lives. We want to do anything we can to stop this from getting higher.