The Mental Health Support Workers Training Grant is funded by the Ministry of Health to support training costs. Trainees enrolled in a certificate in Mental Health (details listed below) can receive a maximum of  $2,000 and diploma trainees can receive up to a maximum of $2,500. All payments are subject to availability.


Fill out the  Mental_Health_Grant_Application

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To qualify for the grant trainees must meet the following criteria:

  • Be enrolled in an NZQA approved and registered certificate in Mental Health and Addiction Support (Level 4), the New Zealand Certificate in Health & Wellbeing (level 4) when it relates to Mental Health and Addiction Support, Certificate in Peer Support (Mental Health) (Level 4) or New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing (level 5) or Diploma in Mental Health (Mental Health Support Work) (Level 6).
  • Be employed (paid or volunteer) or on placement in a mental health service funded by the District Health Board (DHB) and/or Ministry of Health (MOH).
  • Be in a role that is relevant to mental health support work.
  • Be in a role that is specifically focused on consumer care for a minimum of 200 hours within the duration of the programme
  • Have an employer who is supportive of your application for a training grant.
  • Not have your tuition fees paid by other benefits or other scholarships (excluding student loans). NB: where employers have funded the training, employees are able to apply for the grant (if other criteria are met) and nominate that their employer receives the grant in reimbursement.
  • Be a New Zealand citizen or New Zealand permanent resident and provide photocopied evidence.