Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

A night to celebrate and connect.
Event overview.

We can’t wait to see you at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner. This page has full details on the event, but here’s the essential info:

  • Date: Wednesday, 29 September Tuesday, 16 November
  • Time:
    – 6pm (VIP Cocktail Function)
    – 7pm sharp (Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner)
  • Venue: Sorrento in the Park, Auckland
  • Dress: Black Tie
  • Tickets: $200 + GST

We look forward to welcoming you and seeing you on the night.

Book your tickets!

Tickets can be purchased from Monday, 16 August 2021 at a cost of $200 + GST per ticket. There are limited seats available due to venue capacity, so please purchase early to avoid disappointment.

Initial ticket allocations
To ensure all finalists can be seated for the event, tickets will initially be limited to a maximum of:

  • 5 tickets per finalist
  • 5 tickets per sponsor (including any complimentary tickets)

Additional ticket allocations
When purchasing, you’ll be able to indicate if you wish to purchase additional tickets (eg. upgrading to a full table of 10). Once we’ve confirmed all finalists have purchased any required tickets, we’ll release the remaining tickets for purchase.

The evening programme.

6.00pm – VIP Cocktail Function

Join innovators and leaders from across New Zealand’s workplace mental health community at this special cocktail function event. You’ll be welcomed with live music, champagne and canapes, and the event is a fantastic chance to build and strengthen your connections with other leaders in this space.

Access to the VIP Cocktail Event is included in your Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner ticket.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Business Leaders’ Health & Safety Forum.

Function sponsor:
Business Leaders' Health & Safety Forum

7.00pm – Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Starting at 7pm sharp, join us at this special black tie event as we recognise the people, teams and workplaces who are helping to transform workplace mental health in New Zealand.

Enjoy drinks, a gourmet dinner and live music from Black, White & Brindle. This is a fantastic chance to celebrate and connect with your peers as we honour the finalists and winners at this year’s HeadFit Awards.

Celebrating excellence in workplace mental health.

We’ll come together to celebrate our finalists and announce the winners at the HeadFit Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

This is a special chance to celebrate the incredible and work of individuals, teams and workplaces across Aotearoa.

Black Tie Gala Dinner

Join us at this special black tie event to celebrate excellence in workplace mental health.

VIP Cocktail Function

The night kicks of with a VIP cocktail function starting at 6pm with live music, champagne & canapes.

Photography Opportunities

Create some great memories with candid and formal photo opportunities during the event.

Live Music from Kiwi Artists

Throughout the night, we'll have live entertainment featuring young Kiwi performers.

A night of entertainment.
We've brought together young Kiwi artists to inspire and entertain you throughout the evening.
Pianist, Baritone
Jonathan is an experienced accompanist, choral director and baritone soloist. Currently a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Waikato, he has completed a Master's Degree in Piano Performance with First Class Honours. Jonathan plays a wide variety of historic keyboards (harpsichord, clavichord, organ and fortepiano), and has performed on the harpsichord in ensembles in both Auckland and Waikato. Jonathan is also an experienced choral conductor, currently directing choirs in the Auckland and Waikato districts.
Venessa is a versatile soprano with a passion for classical music, opera and musical theatre. She is a recipient of the Te Amorangi Scholarship and has performed competitively -- winning or placing at regional singing competitions in New Zealand. Venessa has performed as a guest artist at events, including for The Chiefs Super Rugby at FMG Stadium in Hamilton. Venessa is supported by vocal coach Ian Campbell and was recently invited to join the Auckland and Waikato Artists Roster for Dame Malvina Major Foundation.
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Black, White & Brindle is an emerging contemporary rock band featuring Thomas Partington, Dylan Shore, Damon Kane, Caleb Hooper and Nikau Van der Coer. Playing at events and venues across Auckland, Black, White & Brindle is a versatile group -- playing a mix of original music and contemporary rock. Their latest single Don't Get Ahead of Yourself is available on Amazon, Apple Music Spotify and Deezer.
About the venue.

For this year’s awards, we have selected Sorrento in the Park for the awards ceremony and gala dinner event.


Nestled near the base of One Tree Hill in Cornwall Park, Sorrento is one of Auckland’s iconic conference and function venues.

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
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