Supporting Mental Health Services in Canterbury

Publication date: 18 May 2016

The Government recognises that the series of earthquakes experienced in Canterbury since September 2010 have increased demand on mental health services.

On 21 March 2016, the Minister of Health announced a $20 million package of initiatives to increase mental health support for people in Canterbury over the next three years.

The funding package is the latest in a series of support packages the Government has provided Canterbury through a range of agencies since the earthquakes began.

Further information about the package is available in the Cabinet paper:

Note: some financial information that is commercially sensitive has been redacted.

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