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DHBs propping themselves up with mental health funding

Tuesday, 10 July 2018, 2:40 pm | Platform

DHBs propping themselves up with mental health funding is not news to NGO service providers More >>

Offenders offered better options for recovery

Wednesday, 14 June 2017, 3:57 pm | Platform

Platform is thrilled with Minister Adams’ decision to continue the Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court pilots that began in 2012. The courts offer treatment for alcohol and other drug dependency as an alternative to imprisonment for those ... More >>

It’s time to put new money where it makes a difference

Friday, 28 April 2017, 3:29 pm | Platform

The Prime Minister this week announced more money for mental health. However, for there to be any real change in mental health and addictions services, that investment must go to where the people are – to the community. More >>

Media Advisory - McCaw-Flynn Wedding

Saturday, 14 January 2017, 3:10 pm | Platform

Media Advisory - McCaw-Flynn Wedding NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY Platform4 Group is providing security services for the wedding of Richie McCaw and Gemma Flynn in Wanaka today. This is a special day for Richie and Gemma and we ask that media please respect their ... More >>

It’s time to radically rethink mental health and addictions

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 1:43 pm | Platform

Platform congratulates Network 4 on the release today of Closing the Loop. With it the group of primary health organisations joins the chorus strongly declaring that New Zealanders are being let down by the current mental health and addictions system, ... More >>

Labour’s listening

Friday, 8 August 2014, 12:37 pm | Platform

Labour has listened to concerns about the funding crisis in the NGO mental health and addiction sector according to Platform, New Zealand’s national network of non-government community organisations. More >>

New research sparks call to action

Tuesday, 24 June 2014, 12:43 pm | Platform

Physical health risks for people with mental health and addiction problems sparks a call to action More >>

Under pressure mental health sector delighted with budget

Friday, 16 May 2014, 1:24 pm | Platform

Mental health and addiction non-government organisations (NGOs) are delighted that Budget 2014 includes a contribution to cost pressure for Health – but now call on DHBs to pass the increase on rather than unfairly retain it as they have in previous ... More >>

Drug and alcohol treatment package hailed as major progress

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 1:31 pm | Platform

Platform, the national network of mental health and addiction NGOs, has hailed today’s Government announcement of an additional $10m for alcohol and drug treatment as a major step forward. More >>

NGOs Must Work Together to Ensure Continued Service

Tuesday, 5 April 2011, 2:34 pm | Platform

Non government organisations need to work together in order to continue providing vital services in the face of significant funding challenges, says Platform chief executive Marion Blake. More >>

NGOs providing outstanding support in Christchurch

Thursday, 3 March 2011, 2:57 pm | Platform

Non Government Organisations in health, disability support and social services are doing outstanding work in Christchurch says Platform chief executive Marion Blake. More >>

Sleepover ruling: Impacts

Thursday, 17 February 2011, 2:40 pm | Platform

A Court of Appeal ruling that disability workers must be paid the minimum wage for sleepover shifts will also significantly impact on the mental health and addiction sector says Platform chief executive Marion Blake. More >>

Artworks with an inspiring story

Wednesday, 14 April 2010, 12:56 pm | Platform

Scores of striking artworks, which tell the story of the artists’ journeys of recovery from mental health and addiction, have gone on sale in Wellington. More >>

Mental health and addiction services facing crisis

Thursday, 25 March 2010, 10:28 am | Platform

Community organisations providing essential mental health and addiction services are facing an acute crisis due to planned Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley DHB cuts, says Platform chief executive Marion Blake. More >>

Pioneering online site for health workers

Tuesday, 7 April 2009, 10:37 am | Platform

Platform launches pioneering online networking site for mental health and addiction support workers One of the world’s first online networking sites for mental health and addiction support workers has been launched in New Zealand. The pioneering Aotearoa ... More >>


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