About the Awards.

The HeadFit Awards were established to celebrate individuals, teams and workplaces who are leading in the area of workplace mental health. There are three key primary goals for the awards:

  • raising awareness of the critical role workplaces can play to support positive mental health for staff
  • showcasing the work of winners and finalists to inspire and support other workplaces
  • supporting the Mental Health Foundation as they work to improve mental health for all New Zealanders

The awards are open to all workplaces and staff located in New Zealand. This includes public and private sector organisations of any type, industry or size.

CEO, Mental Health Foundation
“This stuff matters. All businesses need to prioritise the wellbeing of workers by implementing mana- enhancing policy. The HeadFit Awards are a chance for us to recognise and celebrate the incredible leadership and work of individuals and organisations to improve how we talk about and address mental health at work.”
HeadFit Awards Convenor
“The workplace isn’t the final frontier for better mental health, it is the first frontier. We all have a role to play. The HeadFit Awards are here to recognise our trailblazers, share their insights with other workplaces and support the Mental Health Foundation’s important work to create a more mentally-healthy future for all New Zealanders.”
Purpose and vision.
Our vision for the HeadFit Awards is to accelerate advances in workplace mental health by raising awareness, showcasing excellence and leadership, and giving back to support the work of leading New Zealand charities.
Raising Awareness

Raising awareness of the critical role workplaces can play to support positive mental health for staff.

Inspiring Change

Recognising and showcasing the work of winners and finalists to inspire and support other workplaces.

Supporting Others

Supporting charities and NGOs who are working to improve mental health for New Zealand workers.

Paying it forward.
In line with our purpose and vision for the HeadFit Awards, we are pleased to confirm the appointment of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand as charity partner for the awards. Proceeds from the gala awards dinner will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation to support their important work.
Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner Tickets

All remaining tickets for the Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner are now available for purchase, up to a maximum total ticket allocation of 10 tickets per organisation.

There are currently only 32 tickets remaining, and these can be purchased on a first-come-first-served basis. Order now.

Principal Sponsor
AIA VitalityAll About People
ANZCO FoodsBenestar
Business Leaders' Health & Safety ForumEmployers & Manufacturers Association
Ember InnovationsMentemia
Ministry of Health
PwC New ZealandRussell McVeagh
SparkThe Warehouse Group
Whittaker'sWoo Wellbeing
Selected Category Sponsor opportunities are still available. Please visit the sponsorship page for more details or contact us to request a sponsorship prospectus.
Charity Partner
Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
Event Delivery Partners
Awards Trophy & Engraving ExpertsCreative Eye
Dave Simpson PhotographyMatley Chartered Accountants
Edwards Sound, Lighting & AVOutspoken
Sorrento in the Park
Awards night is now Tues, 16 November. Learn more about how we're dealing with COVID-19:
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