Mental health and addiction

We’re working to transform New Zealand’s mental health and addiction system.

Video: As part of Mental Health Awarenesss Week 2020, Robyn Shearer, Deputy Director-General, Mental Health and Addiction, talks about our mental health and wellbeing response to COVID-19.

Updates & announcements


Recent publications

COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Plan

COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Plan

A framework for actions to support the mental wellbeing of New Zealanders as we respond to the impacts of COVID-19.


Mental Health Quarter One 2020 Progress Update

The year in review: Quarter 1 update

This document outlines the progress made by the Ministry of Health in the first quarter of 2020 of delivering to He Ara Oranga.  

See more Mental Health publications.

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