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 $50,000 available for journalism and creative projects.
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.
Applications for 2017 are now closed.
Actor Rob Mokaraka wishes he’d spoken to somebody earlier about the way he’d been feeling.
Yvonne O’Hara was late coming to journalism, but fast catching up. “I had always wanted to be a journalist but only started training at what was then Wellington Polytechnic when I was 35,” she says.
2015 media grant fellow Rachel Ross was 22 when she became aware she was experiencing anxiety and panic disorder, and had unknowingly been living with it for many years.
When Mike Wesley-Smith left his career in law five years ago for a new future in journalism, he wasn’t sure where that road would lead him.
Having the courage to speak out is the way that issues can become resolved.