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Mental Health And Addiction Community Workforce Side-lined By DHB Nurses Pay Equity Deal

Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 10:42 am | Platform Trust

Community-based mental health, addiction support workers and clinical staff are struggling to understand why they won’t be receiving the same pay rise as their DHB Nursing and mental health assistant counterparts. The proposed pay equity settlement ... More >>

Mental Health Group Releases Zero Suicide Aotearoa As Contribution To Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 9:06 am | Platform Trust

“All political parties will relentlessly pursue a future for Aotearoa New Zealand that is built on sustainable wellbeing and zero suicide.” This is the theme of Zero Suicide Aotearoa , a report released today by the cross-party Mental Health ... More >>

Platform Farewells Long-Standing CEO Marion Blake

Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 5:24 am | Platform Trust

Marion Blake, CEO of Platform Trust, is embracing a new adventure and leaving the organisation at the end of 2020. Marion has led Platform from strength to strength over the last twenty years and leaves an outstanding legacy of service in the mental ... More >>

Politicians begin to take action on mental health, addiction

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:22 am | Platform Trust

A cross political Mental Health and Addictions Wellbeing group will be launched on Wednesday 28 August hosted by Sir John Kirwan and Moe Milne (ONZM) who have both been at the forefront of our country’s often difficult conversations about mental ... More >>

OECD report adds to growing body of evidence

Saturday, 15 December 2018, 12:02 pm | Platform Trust

With the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry report having only freshly landed in Government’s in-tray, the OECD report Mental Health and Work: New Zealand has followed shortly behind, adding to the growing body of evidence for change in the way the ... More >>

Signs point in the right direction for the long road ahead

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 9:27 am | Platform Trust

Today’s release of He Ara Oranga, the Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction marks the potential for Government to set a bold new direction for New Zealand’s mental health and addiction support system. “Platform Trust ... More >>

Government delivers election promise

Friday, 22 June 2018, 1:22 pm | Platform Trust

After a year of uncertainty, community mental health and addictions service providers congratulate the Government on agreeing to bring wage rates for support workers in line with those in the aged care, disability and home and community care sector. More >>

On commitment to pay equity for support workers

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 2:24 pm | Platform Trust

Health Minister David Clark has today announced that Cabinet has given its approval for the Government to formally negotiate a pay equity settlement with employers and unions for mental health and addictions support workers. It is expected that this ... More >>

Support for Mental Health and Addictions Issues Matters

Saturday, 24 June 2017, 6:36 pm | Platform Trust

At some stage in their lives, all New Zealanders are affected by mental health and addictions issues, either in their own lives or in the life of someone they know. The it matters! campaign declares that when people want and need it, support should ... More >>

Threat of staff exodus looming in mental health & addictions

Monday, 29 May 2017, 11:16 am | Platform Trust

The mental health and addictions sector is warning that a serious staff skill loss is looming. More >>

Mental health and addictions system

Monday, 24 April 2017, 12:32 pm | Platform Trust

Welcome to all the commentators about the sad state of the NZ mental health and addictions system. This is an obstacle course littered with blame, hurt and not much accountability. More >>

Incredible influencer receives enormous honour

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 9:27 am | Platform Trust

Marion Blake, the dynamic CEO of Platform Trust, was listed among those who received New Year’s Honours 2017. Marion was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to people with mental health and addiction issues. More >>

It’s time for district health boards to stop covering cracks

Thursday, 26 January 2017, 5:33 pm | Platform Trust

The families of people in Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) Princess Margaret Hospital mental health facility are absolutely justified in their dissatisfaction with conditions there. Toni Gutschlag, CDHB mental health services general manager, ... More >>

Mental health and addictions leaders talk solutions

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 12:21 pm | Platform Trust

Mental health and addictions leaders from across the country will meet together for two days in Wellington this week. More >>

Minister Collins makes unhelpful comments

Thursday, 1 September 2016, 11:12 am | Platform Trust

Platform is disappointed in Corrections Minister, Judith Collins’ comments this week on TV One’s Q+A programme that connected child sex offenders to the mental health system. More >>

Mental Health System Needs Long Term Focus

Wednesday, 11 May 2016, 10:50 am | Platform Trust

New Zealand’s mental health system is again spiralling downwards. But instead of receiving long-term, system-wide and focussed attention, each crisis, symptomatic of a broken system, is met with review after review, all conducted in isolation. ... More >>

New Health Strategy Offers Hope for Better Outcomes

Thursday, 28 April 2016, 2:02 pm | Platform Trust

Community mental health and addiction advocacy organisation Platform applauds the changes announced in the refreshed New Zealand Health Strategy. More >>

Platform joins the chorus for Government to move with speed

Thursday, 17 September 2015, 9:53 am | Platform Trust

Platform Trust has joined the chorus of organisations calling on the Government to implement the Productivity Commission’s More Effective Social Services report recommendations with speed. More >>

Community mental health and addiction services at risk

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 5:29 pm | Platform Trust

Community mental health and addiction services provided by non-government organisations (NGOs) are facing financial failure as funding provided by district health boards is not covering cost increases. More >>