Tags : Mental Health

Mental wellbeing programme addresses prejudice and discrimination

New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Like Minds, Like Mine programme enters a new phase today with a new name and focus, Health Minister Andrew Little says. The new ‘Nōku te Ao: Like Minds’ programme builds on more than two decades of work to continue to put the spotlight on stigma, prejudice and discrimination against those who […]readmore

Government invests in the wellbeing of whānau Māori

Vote Title Package Total funding across forecast period $380 million delivering about 1,000 new homes for Māori including papakāinga housing, repairs to about 700 Māori-owned homes and expanding support services.·         $242.8 million for Māori health initiatives, including setting up the new Māori Health Authority.·         $150 million in Māori Education to support Māori boarding schools and lift kōhanga […]readmore

More young Kiwis supported with mental health and addiction services

Nearly quarter of a million more young New Zealanders will have access to mental health and addiction support in their communities as the Government’s youth mental health programme gathers pace. New contracts to expand youth-specific services across the Northland, Waitematā and Auckland District Health Board areas have been confirmed, providing services for 240,000 young people. […]readmore

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