Latest news from Media Grants
- Applications are now open for the NZ Mental Health Media Grants
- Chris Barton's 'Speaking out about suicide' article and videos now online
What are the Media Grants?
The New Zealand Mental Health Media Grants were established in 2007 as a partnership between the the Mental Health Foundation and Ministry of Health's Like Minds, Like Mine Programme.
In 2001 New Zealand was one of the first countries outside of the United States invited to participate in the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism.
From 2001 - 2005, the US programme awarded two $12,000 fellowships each year to successful New Zealand journalists to assist them in completing mental health media projects. The New Zealand Carter Center Fellows were:
- John Francis and Mike Gourley (2001/2002)
- Lauren McKenzie and Jim Chipp (2002/2003)
- Noel O'Hare and Alex Spence (2003/2004)
- Paul Diamond and Jim Marbrook (2004/2005)
- Ingrid Leary and Phil Smith (2005/2006)
The aim of the New Zealand Mental Health Media Grants is to help reduce stigma and discrimination by informing the public about mental health issues and experiences through projects that have a journalistic focus.