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Mental Health Media Grants

The Mental Health Media Grants or Pūtea Pāpāho are awarded to people passionate about reducing discrimination against, and increasing social inclusion towards, New Zealanders living with mental distress or illness.

These grants fund projects in the media and creative spheres that make a real and lasting impact on our hearts and minds. Winning projects are designed to help end the social judgements, myths and barriers to equal opportunity that people living with mental distress can face.

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 Like Minds, Like Mine.

Between 2007 and 2010, 16 New Zealanders were awarded a Media Grant. In 2015, the Creative Grants were re-launched with new funding from the Te Hiringa Hauora/the Health Promotion Agency.

Read more about our past Media Grants recipients and projects.

Our Pūtea Pāpāho/Media Grants are now closed. Follow our Facebook or Instagram accounts for news on when our next round will open.

If you have any questions, please email:
Danielle Whitburn
info@mediagrants.org.nz

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Mental Health Media Grants

John’s project: Māori and mental health services

Journalist John Boynton won a Pūtea Pāpāho/Mental Health Media Grant to write... Read more

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Five ways to reduce discrimination

Mental illness discrimination has a long, pervasive history.  Many widely held negative... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Michelle's project: Fight or Flight

Michelle Cameron is a director, cinematographer and photographer based in Wellington. She... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Adam's project: Out of My Mind

In 2018, Stuff journalist Adam Dudding won a Mental Health Media Grant... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Indira's project: Together Alone

What do you do if your culture treats mental illness like a... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Bex and Craig's project: Aroha's Way

Aroha’s Way is a beautifully-illustrated children’s book about how to manage... Read more

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Mental Health Media Grants

Jehan's project: The Inside Word

The Inside Word is a six-part panel show produced for TVNZ Duke.... Read more