Media Grants

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Are you a journalist or a creative artist who wants to change attitudes towards mental distress?

A 2014 survey showed Kiwis are less accepting of mental illness than they are of sexuality and religion and we want your help to change that.

Think up a journalism or creative project that puts the spotlight on mental health in a positive way to reduce stigma and discrimination and then apply for a New Zealand Mental Health Media Grant!

There's up to $40,000 available for journalism and creative projects in 2016.

Previous 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 plays, music, art, photographic exhibitions, magazine articles, documentaries and print supplements.

Register your interest by emailing and we will send you a 2016 application pack when it is available.


Cate Hennessy