New Zealand Red Cross is committed to providing an environment where all people feel welcome, valued, and seen in their identities.

Across all we do, we want everyone to feel they belong. Diversity among our staff, members and volunteers means we can better support the diverse communities we are helping.

We made a commitment in Strategy 2030 to grow and diversify our membership. We are working to ensure all Red Cross people feel supported and empowered in their identity and feel a sense of belonging.

Strategy 2030 information

Realising 2030: Mental health and wellbeing

In 2023, two surveys were undertaken to ask Red Cross people about their mental health and wellbeing, and to understand diversity, equity and inclusion in our organisation.

Thank you to all who took part. We heard what you said, have considered the feedback and planned for ways to improve how we look after our people.

We have created a factsheet outlining the key themes of what you told us and what we’ll be focusing on improving.

We will continue to update you on how these initiatives are going and on opportunities for you to be involved in wellbeing and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Realising 2030 - Mental health and wellbeing (PDF, 250kb)

Diversity, equity and inclusion information sessions

Join us in July 2024 to hear about the key themes from our Wellbeing and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) surveys and focus groups in 2023. Your responses have helped us understand what you want to experience as part of New Zealand Red Cross, as members and employees.  

In these sessions, you’ll hear from our People Experience and Support Group leading the mental health and wellbeing and DEI projects. We’re excited to share with you what’s been happening since the surveys, as well as what we will be focussing on to give our people a great experience while at New Zealand Red Cross. We’ll also let you know about how you can be involved in this important work. 

Webinar topic

Date and time

Meeting details

Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Diversity, equity and inclusion information session

Tuesday 2 July 
12pm-12.30pm

Join the meeting 

Meeting ID: 453 457 079 18
Passcode: wE33Yu

Mental Health and Wellbeing:
Diversity, equity and inclusion information session 

Thursday 4 July   
6pm-6.30pm

Join the meeting 

Meeting ID: 444 332 738 216
Passcode: kRQZaP

Webinars are hosted on Microsoft Teams
You can join via the app or web browser.

Takatāpui and Rainbow Network

New Zealand Red Cross works to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment. Rainbow inclusion training is available to all Red Cross people.

We understand the importance of using the correct pronouns for all people. We encourage everyone to include their personal pronouns in their email signatures as a show of support for trans and gender-diverse people.

The Takatāpui and Rainbow Network is an active network of Red Cross people committed to championing Rainbow inclusivity and diversity within our organisation. The group meets monthly to chat, provide support and to discuss ways to promote inclusivity for LGBTQIA+ people who are involved with New Zealand Red Cross.

Cross cultural support

As an organisation that works with former refugees from a range of countries and cultures, we need our people to work in a culturally competent way. All our refugee support volunteers receive training in working and relating to people from other cultures, and this training extends to supporting the wider settlement community to better understand the cultural needs of former refugees.

Rōpū Hāpai Māori

Red Cross people are welcome to join Rōpū Hāpai Māori and help support New Zealand Red Cross on our cultural capability journey.

Rōpū Hāpai Māori information