Enthusiasm and support for the HeadFit Awards has been fantastic. We’re stoked to see the entries and nominations rolling in, and we’ve had a few entrants ask for a bit more time.
We want to make sure everyone has a chance to enter, so we’ve extended the entry deadline to 11.59pm on Friday, 9 September.
If you’ve already submitted your entries and nominations, thank you! If not, tell your mates and use this time to get those entries and nominations in!
Clarification on maximum entries.
We’ve had questions coming in regarding how many entries a workplace can submit. This is covered in the FAQ, but in short each workplace can have up to six entries in total. This is made up of:
- Individual awards: Up to two entries per workplace in total for awards in this division.
- Programme and Excellence awards: Up to three entries in this division per workplace, comprising one for D&I Excellence, one entry for Innovation & Technology Excellence, and one entry for any other award category in this division.
- Workplace awards: Up to one entry per workplace in total for awards in this division.
The convenor and judges can move your entry if they think it is better suited to a different category, or add your entry to another category if they think it is also eligible for that category. If your workplace submits more entries than the above limits, the judges may merge or disqualify any additional entries.
A note for providers. External providers of any kind are only permitted to enter the Provider of the Year category (but your work may be featured in your clients’ entries). Providers may only submit one entry.
Not sure which category is right for you?
With 15 awards categories covering individuals, programmes and workplaces, there’s bound to be a category for your kaupapa and mahi. We’ve suggested potential category options that might suit you:
|Individual awards||Target nominees|
|HR/HSW/D&I Specialist of the Year||Staff in formal HR, HSW or D&I roles|
|Employee of the Year||Staff other than senior leaders|
|Lived Experience Leadership||Staff with lived experience of neurodiversity or mental illness|
|Leader of the Year||Senior leaders, like a Director, CEO or their direct reports|
|Legend Award for Lifetime Achievement||An person later in their career who has dedicated much of their working life to improving workplace mental health|
|Programme & Excellence awards||Target nominees|
|Best Emerging Programme||Workplace programmes that have started in the last 18 months|
|Best Targeted Programme||Workplace programmes targeted at a specific group of staff|
|Diversity & Inclusion Leadership||Workplace programmes and initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive supportive environment for staff with neurodiversity or mental illness|
|Innovation & Technology Excellence||Workplaces using innovation or technology to drive improvements in workplace mental health|
|Learning & Development Excellence||Workplace programmes and initiatives focusing on training, learning and improving staff capability|
|Engagement & Communication Excellence||Workplace programmes and initiatives aimed at effectively communicating with and engaging staff|
|Workplace awards||Target nominees|
|Provider of the Year||Providers of workplace mental health services and solutions to other organisations|
|Small Workplace of the Year||Private sector workplaces with up to 200 staff|
|Large Workplace of the Year||Private sector workplaces with more than 200 staff|
|Public Sector Workplace of the Year||Any type of public sector workplace, regardless of size|
Save the date
The HeadFit Awards 2022 gala dinner and awards ceremony will be a glittering black tie event held in Auckland on Thursday, 17 November 2022. 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.
Stay in the loop
To stay up-to-date on the HeadFit Awards 2022, 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!
Have you thought about sponsoring?
We couldn’t do this event without our incredible sponsors. And we’re working hard to find sponsors for all of our awards categories. Please visit the sponsorship page for more details or contact us if you’re interested in sponsoring an award category.
By sponsoring, you’ll help us cover the event costs, grow the event and support the Mental Health Foundation in their work to foster mental wellbeing for all New Zealanders.
Noho ora mai rā / Take care