COVID-19: Mental health and addiction providers

Guidance and information for mental health and addiction professionals managing services during the COVID-19 response.

Page last updated: 29 June 2020

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Guidance for Mental Health Act processes

The purpose of this advice is to help services continue to provide safe and effective assessment and treatment to people that respects their rights to the greatest extent possible in the circumstances. It is critical to ensure the rights of patients and proposed patients under the Mental Health Act are protected and balanced with the need to ensure patients and proposed patients receive appropriate care and treatment.

Mental Health Act information for service users

This provides information for service users/tangata whaiora about Mental Health Act assessments and treatment processes during the COVID-19 epidemic while at Alert Level 1. 

COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey

The COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey provides information about how New Zealanders have been impacted by COVID-19.

Read more information on the COVID-19 Health and Wellbeing Survey and the weekly reports.

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