Mike King is known for his work as a prominent mental health educator and Ambassador for both I Am Hope and the Key to Life Charitable Trust. He uses an unorthodox approach when talking to youth and wider communities, sharing his struggles with his inner critic and allowing people to recognise that everyone has problems and it’s ok to ask for help.
Mike’s passion and dedication is unwavering, whether it be mentoring young people on a one-to-one basis, or visiting schools, Mike is always delivering his message of hope in some way or another.
Recently Mike very publicly handed back his prestigious New Zealand Order of Merit medal which he received in 2019 for services to mental health awareness and suicide prevention. This powerful and emotional protest was to highlight failures and the lack of progress in funding mental health resources.
In a past life, Mike was one of New Zealand’s most well-known entertainers, but that role has changed dramatically since the conception of the radio show The Nutters Club in 2009. The show evolved from Mike’s own experience of mental illness and addiction.
This event will be a thought-provoking and entertaining evening and a chance to hear a true legend talk about things dear to him, our mental well-being.
Tickets are free and will go fast! Please secure your spot by registering in advance.