In March 2020, the Mental Health Foundation conducted an online survey of Māori who work for kaupapa Māori organisations or mainstream organisations with a high number of Māori employees. 180 individuals responded to the survey about their experiences as Māori in the workplace. In addition to this, the MHF held a kanohi-ki-te-kanohi/face-to-face consultation with 19 Māori individuals from a roopu called Te Awaroa O Kahu of Tauranga Moana, who work in various industries.
This resource documents the survey’s findings, providing insight into what is needed in workplaces to create mentally healthy work environments for Māori. It also explores how employers are meeting the needs of Māori in relation to te taha hinengaro/mental wellbeing, te taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing, te taha tinana/physical wellbeing, and te taha whānau/family wellbeing