Media Grants

Are you a journalist who wants to change attitudes towards people living with mental distress?
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The Mental Health Media Grants or Pūtea Pāpāho are awarded to people passionate about reducing discrimination against, and increasing social inclusion towards, New Zealanders with mental distress or illness. They were first established in 2007 as a partnership between the Mental Health Foundation and the Nōku te Ao Like Minds programme

Previous winning projects have been successful in challenging people’s perceptions of the experience of mental distress and the journey to recovery by producing emotive and thought-provoking current affairs packages, podcasts, articles, documentaries and more. Each Media Grant offers up to $10,000 NZD, as well as a fellowship and project guidance from the Mental Health Foundation on behalf of Nōku te Ao Like Minds.

Take a look at some of our creative and journalism grant recipients’ work over the years.

Register below for more information on when the Media Grants will open in 2021.
For any questions, please email:
Danielle Whitburn

Pre-register for our Mental Health Media Grants/Pūtea Pāpāho 2021

Want to know more about, or apply for, our Media Grants in 2021? Pre-register below, and we'll be in touch with you closer to when they next open (30 August).