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New Primary Mental Health And Addiction Support Provides A Welcome Expansion, But Gaps Remain - New Report

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 5:18 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The new report, Kua Tīmata Te Haerenga | The Journey Has Begun, provides the most up-to-date picture of the system available. More >>

Peer Mental Support Role In EDs Is A Positive Move

Thursday, 21 March 2024, 10:25 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The announcement today by the Minister for Mental Health Matt Doocey that a new mental health and addiction peer support service will be set up in hospital emergency departments is a positive move. "People who are experiencing mental distress ... More >>

Collective Effort Will Ensure The Auditor General’s Recommendations On Mental Health Support Hit The Mark

Friday, 16 February 2024, 1:44 pm | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Recommendations in the Meeting the mental health needs of young New Zealanders report released today by the Auditor General show there is a long way to go to ensure every young person who needs support can access it. "We’ve got to do everything ... More >>

Priority On Youth Mental Health Strikes A Chord

Monday, 4 September 2023, 9:52 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The Cross-Party Mental Health and Addictions Wellbeing Group have prioritised the mental health and wellbeing of rangatahi and young people in a new cross-party report. The report shows collective political support on this important topic. Te Hiringa ... More >>

Time Called On Compulsory Community Mental Health Treatment

Wednesday, 12 July 2023, 7:07 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

People in mental distress and their whānau do not feel heard in clinical review and court processes that lead to enforced treatment a report released today by Te Hiringa Mahara - Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission shows. The Lived Experiences ... More >>

Bigger Role For Mental Health And Addiction Peer Support Workforce Called For

Thursday, 29 June 2023, 11:09 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The significant contribution made by peer support workers in the mental health and addiction system is highlighted in a new insights paper released today by Te Hiringa Mahara - Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission. The findings of the Peer Support ... More >>

More Investment Needed For Kaupapa Māori Mental Health & Addiction Services

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, 6:22 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

More investment in kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction services is needed to ensure the support available meets the level of mental distress experienced by Māori. Despite funding increases over the past five years more needs to be done ... More >>

Pacific Community Connections Key To Wellbeing During COVID-19

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 6:06 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Pacific peoples’ connection - to family, community, culture and faith - has been a key source of strength and resilience in the pandemic. This is according to today’s Te Hiringa Mahara - the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission report Pacific connectedness ... More >>

More Action Needed To Address Mental Health And Addiction Service Challenges

Wednesday, 31 May 2023, 10:48 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

More people are accessing new services through the Access and Choice programme, however, there has been a decrease in people accessing specialist mental health and addiction services and other primary mental health services, and little or no change ... More >>

Young People Experiencing Acute Mental Distress Need Age-appropriate Care

Wednesday, 17 May 2023, 7:12 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Too many young people experiencing acute mental distress are being admitted to adult inpatient mental health services, and this practice needs to stop. This is according to today’s Te Hiringa Mahara - the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission report, ... More >>

Māori Responses To COVID-19 Are Exemplars For Crisis Health And Wellbeing Support

Thursday, 11 May 2023, 8:45 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Māori-led initiatives played a key role in protecting the health and wellbeing of communities, supporting connection with individuals and whānau, and sharing information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according to today’s Te Hiringa ... More >>

COVID-19 Learnings Can Support Communities Recovering From Cyclone Gabrielle

Wednesday, 22 March 2023, 6:07 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Learning from the COVID-19 pandemic can help support the mental health and wellbeing of communities recovering from Cyclone Gabrielle. This is according to today’s Te Hiringa Mahara - the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission report, Supporting ... More >>

COVID-19 Restrictions Impact Family Violence And Wellbeing, Empowered Communities Key To Supporting Safety At Home

Thursday, 9 March 2023, 6:05 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

During the 2020 national lockdown, reports of family violence increased considerably, but the New Zealand Police and advocacy groups were concerned that this was still under reported. Women, children, rangatahi Māori, disabled people and rainbow youth ... More >>

Rural Communities Respond Well To Pandemic, Despite Challenges

Tuesday, 14 February 2023, 6:39 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The COVID-19 pandemic has added additional stress to the rural community, which itself faces different wellbeing challenges to those of urban Aotearoa. This is according to today’s Te Hiringa Mahara - the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission report, ... More >>

Older People Contributed To Communities During COVID-19, Whilst Dealing With Impacts On Personal Wellbeing

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 7:00 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Older people have contributed greatly to their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic whilst managing increased loneliness and a range of other challenges. This is according to today’s Te Hiringa Mahara - the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission ... More >>

Access And Choice For Mental Health And Addiction Services Encouraging, But Workforce Challenges Remain

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 6:19 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Considerable progress has been made with the Access and Choice programme rollout over the last year, despite significant challenges for the primary care and mental health and addiction sectors in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is according ... More >>

Broader Focus On Wellbeing Needed To Understand COVID-19 Impacts

Thursday, 6 October 2022, 5:44 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

A narrow focus on mental health may prevent us from understanding the broader wellbeing impacts of COVID-19 in Aotearoa, Te Hiringa Mahara - the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission - has found in its first report on the impact of the pandemic on wellbeing. ... More >>

Te Hiringa Mahara To Continue To Advocate For Young People After Oranga Tamariki Bill Passes Third Reading

Thursday, 25 August 2022, 3:08 pm | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The Oversight of Oranga Tamariki System and Children and Young People’s Commission Bill, intended to strengthen the oversight of Oranga Tamariki and improve the care and support provided to young people in care, has passed its third reading in Parliament. ... More >>

Mental Health And Wellbeing Commission Unveils New Name

Tuesday, 5 July 2022, 2:17 pm | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission has a new name - Te Hiringa Mahara. The name, Te Hiringa Mahara - Te hinengaro tūmata tōrunga pai o te whakaaro nui (Igniting minds through positive energy and thoughtfulness), was unveiled at a ceremony in ... More >>

Mental Health And Wellbeing Must Be A High Priority In Health System Transformation

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 11:40 am | Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission welcomes the transformational approach taken in the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill, which passed its third reading yesterday. The Commission’s Chair Hayden Wano says the Government now has the means to ensure ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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