COMP CLOSED | Book Giveaway | Be Kind to Your Mind

Be Kind to Your Mind

We are very pleased to be giving away three copies of Julia Grace’s book ‘Be Kind to Your Mind’, to our GrownUps members.

All you need to do to enter the draw is be a GrownUps member, make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and fill in your details near the bottom of the page!

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About Be Kind to Your Mind 

A journey of mental health and well-being with practical tools for the ‘Wobbly Days’ by a New Zealander with lived experience and solutions that she teaches internationally.

Be Kind to Your Mind by Julia Grace is more than a self-help book, it’s an honest, interactive and well-researched resource. Combining her lived experience of depression and anxiety, with the mental health solutions she teaches worldwide, this book is for everyone regardless of where you sit on the wellbeing spectrum.

Using stories, science and humour, Julia offers a clearer understanding of how the brain works, introducing the practical tools and better mental health language that she teaches worldwide. This book will probably make you laugh, it’ll possibly make you cry, but you will definitely teach you more about the vital practice of learning to ‘Be Kind to Your Mind’.

The book includes a free download of the songs featured in the stories, all songs that feature on Julia Grace’s albums.

From the foreword by broadcaster Petra Bagust

‘My experience of reading Be Kind to Your Mind was having plenty of ‘aha’ moments, interspersed with moments of realising I needed to do the mahi. It made me look back over my thought patterns and life events to see them in a clearer light, helping me lighten the load of some of the memories and ideas I journey with about myself, others and the world. Through science, music, research and personal experience, Julia is able to guide the reader through accessible practices to help unlock greater mental well-being.’

More Praise:

Be Kind to Your Mind stands out for both its vulnerability around Julia’s own mental health journey, and the way it provides steps for practical, personal reflection and implementation. I really believe this book is a gift to us all and anyone using it can expect to improve some aspect of their mental wellbeing.’ – Naomi Cowan NZMN: CEO Equip Mental Health Services

‘In an era where conversations about well-being and mental health have reached a crescendo, this timely book stands out by expertly demystifying these subjects. Whether you’re seeking solace, insight, or a road-map to mental harmony, Julia’s profound words will leave an indelible mark on both your mind and heart.’ – Allie Mooney CSP: The People Interpreter, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker and Author of Pressing the Right Buttons

‘The book everyone needs to read on mental health! Julia beautifully debunks the myths and shares such powerful practical tips and tools in a relatable and down to earth way.’ – Lauren Parsons: Award-Winning Speaker and Author of Thriving Leaders, Thriving Teams

‘This is a genuinely ‘beautiful book’ – in both purpose and in reading. If you, or a loved one is facing mental health challenges, Be Kind to Your Mind has to be on your required reading list.’ – Tom O’Neil: Multi-Awarded-Winning Speaker and Best-selling International Author

About the Author

Julia Grace is the President of the NZ Professional Speakers Association, an award-winning International Keynote speaker & NZ Music award winner.

She is often a contributor to NZ media in the area of mental health and well-being and speaks worldwide as she draws from both her lived experience with depression and anxiety and her educational background.

Julia is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor with Te Pou Mental Health services, and has taught in NZ schools for over 30 years.

Be Kind to Your Mind is her first book.



Terms and conditions

    1. You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
    2. Competition closes on the 14th February 2024, winners will be notified via email by 20th February 2024.
    3. It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be couriered. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
    4. Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
    5. GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
    6. By entering the giveaway, you approve for GrownUps to use your name on social media as winner of the competition.
    7. One entry per household.
    8. Prize is non transferrable.
    9. You must reside in New Zealand – the prize will only be posted within New Zealand.
    10. You must be over 50 years of age to enter, check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.