2023 General Election mental health and wellbeing policy guide

Our recommendations, backed by evidence and what communities tell us every day

He taonga te hauora.

– Value wellbeing. Better our future.  

Our mental health system is not working, and the people of Aotearoa know it is not working.  

New Zealanders deserve better, and political parties can do better by creating good mental health policy this election.

This four-step guide is designed to help your party create mental health policy that will win public confidence this election and make lasting, impactful change. It’s informed by the communities we engage with every day, and national and international evidence


Authorised by Shaun Robinson, Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, Eden 3, Ground Floor, 16 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland 0124.