Tags : Mental Health

Govt expands Mana Ake to provide more school-based mental wellbeing

More children will be able to access mental wellbeing support with the Government expansion of Mana Ake services to five new District Health Board areas, Health Minister Andrew Little says. The Health Minister made the announcement while visiting Homai School in Counties Manukau alongside Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti. “Mana […]readmore

Mental Health Amendment Bill passes first reading

The Government has taken a significant step towards delivering on its commitment to improve the legislation around mental health as recommended by He Ara Oranga – the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, Health Minister Andrew Little says. The Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Amendment Bill (the Mental Health Act), which had its first […]readmore

Govt offers more mental health and addiction support in Hawke’s

The Government has announced a new support service for people in Hawke’s Bay who are experiencing, or at risk of, mental health and addiction crisis, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “Providing better services for people experiencing mental health or addiction issues is a priority for this government. When people are at crisis-point, they need a place […]readmore

New way of working designed to foster better mental wellbeing

Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare, says creating new ways of procuring services for Māori mental wellbeing will make a significant difference to Māori over time. “Māori have poorer mental health and addiction outcomes and we need to develop services that are designed by Māori, for Māori,” Peeni Henare said. The Ministry of Health has brought […]readmore

Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission report shows progress

Health Minister Andrew Little welcomes the Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission’s assessment that transformation of New Zealand’s approach to mental health and addiction is underway. “This is an important step in the Government’s work to provide better and equitable mental health and wellbeing outcomes for all people in New Zealand after years of underfunding,” […]readmore

Government delivers more wellbeing support for young people

Thanks to more than $10-million in new services from the Government, more rangatahi will be able to access mental health and addiction support in their community. Minister of Health Andrew Little made the announcement today while visiting Odyssey House Christchurch and acknowledged that significant events like the devastating earthquakes ten years ago have added anxiety […]readmore

Government confirms new acute mental health facility for Lakes DHB

A new acute inpatient mental health facility at Rotorua Hospital will provide more patient-centred and culturally appropriate care to better support recovery, Health Minister Chris Hipkins says. “Improving mental health and addiction services remains one of the biggest long-term challenges facing New Zealand,” says Chris Hipkins. “Lakes DHB’s existing Whare Whakaue 14-bed acute mental health […]readmore

Next steps in rebuilding our health system

Making mental health support available to all primary and intermediate school age students in the country and continued roll out of nurses in secondary schools Increased funding to reduce waiting lists Significant funding boost for PHARMAC Double the number of cochlear implants  Dental health grants of up to $1000 for those on low incomes and […]readmore

More mental wellbeing services for young people in regions

More mental health and addiction services are available for young New Zealanders in Rotorua and Taupō, Wairarapa, South Canterbury, Dunedin and Southland from next month, Health Minister Chris Hipkins and Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter say. “The Government is serious about making sure New Zealanders struggling with mental health or addiction issues get the […]readmore

300,000 students to benefit from free mental health services

The Government is expanding and accelerating frontline mental health and wellbeing services at tertiary education institutes (TEI) to help students manage ongoing stresses related to COVID-19. “The lockdown has been hugely disruptive for students. Many of them have had to relocate and move to online learning, isolating them from their peers and tutors,” Education and […]readmore