Our vision is a healthy and vibrant news industry across all platforms in New Zealand. We believe that the people within the industry are central to the good of our news. Their health and well-being sits at the heart of achieving quality news. In the fast paced and changing environment of the modern news industry, achieving balance and a sense of well-being can be difficult. For this reason we seek to provide confidential personal and professional support and encouragement to all people within the industry at no cost.
Who we are
Media Chaplaincy New Zealand is a faith based, Christian service organisation operated by an independent charitable trust – NewsLeads Charitable Trust.
The trust and Media Chaplaincy New Zealand were established and are run by people with a connection to, and a love for, the media landscape. They’re people who understand the pressures of the industry and have a desire to see those within it thrive.
Media Chaplaincy New Zealand is funded by the generosity of donors who believe in the work of serving the personal and professional well-being of news media personnel.
Under health and safety regulations within New Zealand, organisations are responsible for the holistic well-being of their staff, not just for their physical well-being in the work place. The availability of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand enables news organisations to have a place to turn for the personal support of staff prior to the need for something like counseling.
At no cost, the services of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand help news media organisations to meet the obligations they have towards their staff. Because it is a free and confidential service we suggest simply making staff aware of it’s availability so they can access it as they see fit. The services of Media Chaplaincy New Zealand can also be suggested to specific staff during times of stress, change, or whenever a manager believes it could be helpful for an individual.