Who is Mindful Employer NZ

Mindful Employer NZ is funded in part by the Ministry of Social Development. It is led by Platform Trust and supported by Workwise and Waikato Work and Income. Mindful Employer NZ was inspired by UK Mindful Employer.


Platform is a national mental health and addiction network of community organisations and others that believe the recovery of individuals depends on an evolving and transforming mental health and addictions service system.


Workwise is an employment agency for people with experience of mental health issues or addiction. We help employers gain and keep valuable employees by supporting people with mental health issues to return to work and to stay in work.

Workwise is part of the Wise Group – New Zealand’s largest non-government mental health organisation. The Group works with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds, of all ages and from all walks of life.