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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.

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.

In 2022, Platform |Atamira reflects the dynamic nature and increase in the contribution of non-governmental organizations in the development and evaluation of community mental health and advocacy support services.

Legal structure

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

Breakdown of income for 2021/22


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Our board

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

Our team

Meet our awesome team!