Briefing to the Minister for Mental Health

Briefing to the new Minister for Mental Health outlining nine priorities to build an effective mental health, wellbeing and addiction system.

This briefing outlines the legacy challenges and opportunities for positive change for the new minister’s first year in office as Minister for Mental Health. The MHF highlights the key building blocks the minister can strengthen right now, to set our system and all New Zealanders up for enduring positive mental health and wellbeing outcomes. Crucially, we suggest the development of a clear, long-term plan to guide us toward a system that looks at mental health holistically, provides communities with the tools to be well and stay well, and responds early and effectively when problems arise.