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Mental Health Media Grants now open

Media Advisory

4 September 2017

Mental Health Media Grants now open - $50,000 worth of media grants up for grabs

If you are a journalist or a creative artist with an interest in changing people’s attitudes about mental distress, then the 2017 NZ Mental Health Media Grants are now open for applications!

Thanks to ongoing sponsorship from the Frozen Funds Charitable Trust and support from the Like Minds, Like Mine programme, there's up to $50,000 available for three journalism and two creative projects.

Over the past nine years the media grants have produced some outstanding work. Most recently Mike Wesley-Smith from TV3’s The Nation and Katie Kenny and Laura Walters from Fairfax Media have completed projects which have tackled topics such as experiences of mental distress in New Zealand’s criminal justice system, and the evolution of the mental health system from big institutions to community care.

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 been hugely successful.

Stories and creative works are focused around themes which address mental illness discrimination, challenge public perceptions about people living with mental health problems and celebrate positive outcomes.

Register your interest to receive an application pack.

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) welcomes project proposals from journalists, photojournalists and those freelancing in print, radio or TV media; as well as artists, creative writers, musicians, and performers. Journalism, photojournalism and creative students may also apply.

Applications close 30 October 2017.


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