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Who we are

We are driven by the need for better and more equitable outcomes for all.

We champion community organisations that support New Zealanders experiencing mental health and addiction issues to ensure people have a positive place to live, learn and work.

We strengthen voices across the mental health and addiction sector to create effective change.

Our key strategic areas of work are:

leading change

Leading change: Actively contribute to implementing recommendations in He Ara Oranga

strategic partnership

In this together: Foster strategic partnerships and alliances

supporting community

Strong and capable sector: Support community mental health and addictions service providers to thrive

In 2019, Platform|Atamira celebrated its 20th birthday.

Where we started

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.  From these small beginnings, and through a changing health structure Platform began to attract more members and in 2008, it re-constituted as a Charitable Trust.

Platform|Atamira in 2020 reflects the dynamic nature and increasing involvement of community non-government organisations in the development and delivery of community mental health and addiction support services.

Legal structure

Platform|Atamira has been a registered Charitable Trust with Charities Services since 2008. Our Charities number is: CC27856.

Breakdown of Income for 2020/21


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Our board

We have a sector-led board made up of member organisations:

Our team

Meet our awesome team!