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Who we are

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

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

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

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 | Atamira has been a registered charity with 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 representatives from our member organisations.

Our team

Meet our awesome team!