Who are we

At Voices of Hope we believe in the power of sharing your lived experience to create positive change. Our storytelling platform exists to bring better understanding of mental health challenges, promote help-seeking behaviours and useful resources, and ultimately spread hope. 

Voices of Hope (VoH), a mental health charity, was founded in 2017 by Genevieve Mora and Jazz Thornton, individuals who have personally battled mental illness. Using their past experiences and their passion for content creation, they built a new narrative around mental health. Over the years the VoH has grown into a community of people around Aotearoa and the world, who contribute to the ever evolving mental health conversation. 

Both founders actively engage in public speaking engagements at schools, corporations, and conferences, where they openly share their own lived experiences. Their aim is to inspire and educate others, fostering empathy and understanding around mental health.

Our mission

Our mission is to spread hope through the voices of lived experience.

Our why

To provide a safe place for people who may be struggling with their mental health, to feel inspired, supported and empowered. 

Our values

  • Inclusivity

    No matter who you are, or where you are on your journey, everyone deserves a place where they can talk about their mental health and feel respected.

  • Empathy

    Commitment to cultivating a deep understanding and compassion for the challenges individuals face in their mental health journeys.

  • Authenticity

    Encourage openness and vulnerability within our organisation and the content we create, to foster genuine connections and content.