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All those around you are characters too. As different as they are from you, they’re also as complex and wonderful. We are all living our own stories, but also one big story together.

Every story has conflict. This conflict can have many faces, like mental health, identity, bullying, self-harm, alcohol use, and suicide. Live For Tomorrow's aim is to help people open up about conflict so we can better support each other through it.

We gain perspective when we view conflict through the lens of story. Just like in your favourite movie or book, conflict is what challenges the main character and gives them opportunity to shine. It's not the conflict that defines the character, but their response to it.

And that helps you realise that your story isn’t over.

We reach young people with messages of hope and positive change, right where they spend most of their time: online and in school.

We Run LFT Chapters In Schools

In partnership with our mates at 24-7 YouthWork, we support young people to run groups in school that reduce stigma and discrimination for young people going through hard times. In 2016, we have 20 Chapters across Auckland, Northland and Christchurch.

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We Make Films That Make A Difference

We make documentaries, music videos and resources that tell the real stories of young people overcoming struggle. Then we help get them seen by those they can help.

Currently we’re producing a feature length documentary, shot on smartphones by young people across New Zealand. Look out for its release in 2016.

We Make Waves On Social Media

Our posts and online campaigns cut through the crap on your feed and help you get through the day. Follow us and join the 18,000 people who agree.

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We are Live For Tomorrow, the youth mental health project of New Zealand youth organisation Zeal.

Live For Tomorrow was birthed in 2013 after we saw the need for an authentic and relevant mental health project that reaches young people right where they spend most of their time: online and in school.

Through Live For Tomorrow, we aim to give hope and encourage positive change so that every young person receives the help they need to get through tough times.

Why School?

Most young people are in school, and school often plays a big part in each of us figuring out who we are and where we fit in the world. By making school a more empathetic and inclusive environment, we make it more okay to reach out and get help when things are tough. And that’s important, because when people get help that they get better.

Why Online?

It goes without saying that young people are online. It may seem obvious, but it’s important to remember that young people online are the same young people represented in stats on youth issues. Once we realized this, it was a bit of a no-brainer to jump online and develop innovative ways to reach and help them.

About Our Parent Organisation

Zeal is a family of passionate, creative misfits who believe that every young kiwi is creative and who dedicate our lives to helping them discover, express and develop their unique creativity. We run youth development facilities across the country and do a load of other kick ass stuff, which you can find out about here.

Pieter T – Tomorrow feat. Tyna

Directed by award-winning director Chris Graham, and featuring young people from our parent organisation Zeal sharing their heartfelt stories of struggle and hope.


Smashproof – Survivors feat. Pieter T

Winner of Best Video at the Pacific Music Awards 2015. Directed by Chris Graham and filmed at Rosehill Intermediate, featuring school students as actors in a story that details the pain and triumph of the song’s key characters.


Nakita Turner – One Voice

(feat. Dukes, Massad, Restoration & One Voice Youth Choir).

At 11 she was bullied. At 13 she decided to act. And at 15, we all watched in awe. We supported Nakita Turner in the release of her song “One Voice”, which became so popular online we developed a free discussion resource.


All My Brothers – Find A Way

(feat. Sid Diamond & Adeaze)

We pulled together a band of kiwi legends, including Francis Kora (Kora), Marcus Powell (Blacklistt), Sid Diamond & Adeaze to produce this song, which encourages young people to focus on their dreams, instead of drinking.

If you or someone else is at immediate risk, call your local emergency number (111 in NZ).   For mental health crisis in New Zealand, you can call your local Crisis Assessment Team (CATT team)   If you’re not at immediate risk right now, but need someone to talk to, try contacting one of the people below.

0800 376 33
free txt 234
  The Lowdown
free txt 5626
  Suicide Prevention Helpline
0508 828 865
(0508 TAUTOKO)

Depression Helpline
0800 111 757
  Anxiety Line
0800 2694 389
(0800 ANXIETY)
  Come say hi at one of Zeal’s youth development centres in West Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Kapiti or Hawke’s Bay.

"The ellipsis is a punctuation mark, one of continuance. It means 'to be continued'; that there is more to come. To see what’s after your ellipsis, you have to live for tomorrow..."

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