Mental Health Media Grants by Mental Health Foundation (MHF) are open for applications. Over the past decade, the journalism recipients have produced some award-winning work. Most recently Mike Wesley-Smith from The Nation tackled the topic of mental distress in New Zealand’s criminal justice system.
Katie Kenny and Laura Walters from Fairfax Media, took us on a journey through the evolution of the mental health system, Jehan Casinader from TVNZ told stories of brave Kiwis who have beaten life’s toughest challenges and Tess McClure from Vice delved into the fight to reclaim mental health in New Zealand.
Creative works such as Rob Mokaraka’s one-man show Shot Bro, Sam RB’s album Seems I Might Be Human and Guy Frederick’s exhibition The Space Between Words have also helped to shine a light on the experience of mental distress and challenge the negative attitudes and behaviours that can make life harder for those who live with it.
Applicants must use their journalism or creative talents to help make Aotearoa a place where people who live with mental distress and their whānau are accepted, included and treated with respect and dignity.
There’s up to $50,000 available for three journalism projects and two creative projects.
The Mental Health Foundation welcomes applications from journalists, photojournalists, artists, creative writers, musicians, and performers.
Students in these fields may also apply.
How to Apply
Applicants must register their interest to receive an application pack.
Eligible Country: New Zealand
For more information, please visit NZ Mental Health Media Grants.
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