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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Noho ora mai rā / Take care