Entries are open for the HeadFit Awards 2021!

Over the last year, we’ve faced one of the most challenging public health crises of our lifetimes. Though New Zealand has weathered the global pandemic better than many countries, this has not been without cost. We’ve had to make some tough decisions over last year — requiring us to stay unified, to be kind and to put the wellbeing and safety of others over the personal freedoms we normally take for granted.

The journey we have been on as a nation has reinforced the critical importance of mental health and wellbeing. Employers and workers from across Aotearoa have risen to the challenge: adapting, growing and getting through together.

It's time to hear your stories.

We’ve been blown away by some of the work that has been happening in Kiwi workplaces to improve how we talk about and address mental health at work. We want to hear about this mahi and kaupapa. The little victories. The big breakthroughs. And above all, we want to hear your stories. Stories of courage, perseverence, innovation and leadership. Stories of changed lives, empowered workers and thriving workplaces.

To celebrate and recognise.

It is with great pleasure that we announce that entries are open for the HeadFit Awards 2021! Entries are open now and close on Friday, 9 July 2021 at 11.59pm.

It’s time for us to recognise and celebrate the individuals, HR ninjas, health safety & wellbeing heroes, leaders, teams and workplaces who are helping to lean this country forwards when it comes to workplace mental health. The awards are broken into three divisions:

  • Individual Awards
  • Programme and Excellence Awards
  • Workplace Awards

With over 15 awards categories, you’re sure to find the right one for you, your project or team. If you have an idea for an award entry but are not sure which category to enter, please contact us and we can give you a steer. The judges can also shift your entry if they don’t think you’ve entered the most appropriate category.

To enter and nominate.

Whether you’re entering yourself or nominating someone else, there’s so much excellent work happening across New Zealand workplaces — and we want to hear about it. By winning an award, the winner can:

  • have their great work recognised
  • grow their confidence and brand
  • have their work showcased to inspire other Kiwi workplaces
  • celebrate and connect with their peers at the gala dinner and awards ceremony
  • enjoy potential opportunities for interviews, editorials and other media coverage

We’re really keen to receive nominations too. So if you know another individual, team or workplace that is excelling, inspiring and leading in workplace mental health, please nominate them! By nominating a deserving person or team, you’re helping us to discover and celebrate the quiet achievers and unsung heroes.

Save the date.

The HeadFit Awards 2021 gala dinner and awards ceremony will be a glittering black tie event held in Auckland during Mental Health Awareness Week on Tuesday, 16 November 2021. You’ll get to connect and celebrate with workplace mental health leaders, innovators and champions from around New Zealand.

Tickets will be available from the date on which the finalists are announced. Just register for updates and we’ll let you know as soon as the tickets are available, or reach out if you have any questions regarding the gala dinner and awards ceremony.

Updates and social media.

To stay up-to-date on the HeadFit Awards 2021, just register for updates and we’ll let you know as we reach key stages through the awards programme and provide you with occasional reminders.

You can also connect with us on LinkedIn and other social media platforms to help us spread the word about the awards. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and if you post about the awards or share any of our posts, please use the hashtag #HeadFitAwards!

Sponsorships available.

Selected Category Sponsor and other partnership opportunities are still available for the HeadFit Awards 2021. Please visit the sponsorship page for more details or contact us to request a sponsorship prospectus.

Noho ora mai rā / Take care

Grant Pritchard
Awards Convenor

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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