Mental health and addiction

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

Mental Health & Addiction nursing recruitment

The Ministry of Health, in partnership with VMLY&R, has developed a campaign to improve mental health, addiction and wellbeing outcomes by increasing the capacity of the nursing workforce.

The campaign ‘Are You Ready’ aims to:

  • encourage nursing graduates to choose mental health and addiction as a preferred practice area and as a professional career;
  • attract former nurses back into the profession; and
  • increase the number of Māori and Pacific peoples working in this area.

The campaign will run for 2 years and is part of a comprehensive mental health and addiction workforce development programme funded through the 2019 Wellbeing Budget.

Find out more: Nursing recruitment

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