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

  • Empowerment

    Creating spaces that empower individuals to share their personal journeys and transform their experiences into positive change.

  • Empathy

    Encouraging understanding and compassion towards those navigating mental health difficulties, to create a world where individuals feel heard and understood.

  • Inspiration

    Inspiring individuals through authentic storytelling, to promote positive action towards supporting their mental health.

  • Connection

    Connecting people through shared experiences, to foster supportive communities and remove the isolation often associated with mental health challenges.