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Who we are

Platform is a membership organisation and peak body representing the mental health and addiction NGO and community sector.

We work to ensure the mental health and addiction system empowers NGO and community providers working across mental health, addiction, and wellbeing at all levels. We do this work so our members can focus on delivering high-quality services to tāngata whai ora, whānau, and communities.

Our key strategic areas of work are:

leading change

He ārahi ki te haeata o te āpōpō – Leading for a bright future

strategic partnership

E tū ngātahi ana tatou – We are in this together

supporting community

He rāngai āhei, pakari, toitū – A capable, strong, and sustainable sector

How we began

In 1990, a group of seven providers of community residential mental health services came together and agreed that there were issues they wanted to explore together. This collaboration was later formalised, and in 2000 a national association was formed and Platform Trust was registered as an incorporated society.

Today, Platform reflects the dynamic nature and increase in the contribution of NGO and community providers to support people experiencing mental health and addiction needs. 

Legal structure

Platform has been a registered charity with Charities Services since 2008. Our Authorities number is CC27856.

Breakdown of income for 2022/23