Find out about the legislation relating to mental health and addictions.
Mental health and addiction
Kia Manawanui Aotearoa
Kia Manawanui Aotearoa is the Long-term Pathway to mental wellbeing. It outlines the actions we will take over the short, medium and longer term. This is cross-government work with everyone playing their part for the mental wellbeing of New Zealanders.
Grants available for community youth mental wellbeing initiatives
Grants are now available for grassroots initiatives supporting the mental wellbeing of young New Zealanders through COVID-19.
Grants of up to $100,000 may be awarded, depending on the initiative. Initiatives that include a focus on young people in Auckland and Northland will be prioritised. Applications are now closed.
Updates & announcements
- 22 September 2021 - Long-term pathway next step to better mental wellbeing for New Zealanders
- 10 September 2021 - Creating hope through action - World Suicide Prevention Day live event
- 10 September 2021 - Govt boosts Pacific suicide prevention support
- 29 August 2021 - Government delivers early funding for youth mental health
- 30 July - New kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction services to support people in central North Island
- 7 May - More young Kiwis supported with mental health and addiction services - 7 May
- 6 May - Dr Hinemoa Elder appointed Chair of Māori Expert Reference Panel for suicide prevention
- Govt expands Mana Ake to provide more school-based mental wellbeing support - 15 April
- Additional data on new mental health information hub now available - 15 April
- Pacific mental wellbeing supported across Auckland and Wellington - 15 April
- Mental Health Amendment Bill passes first reading - 6 April
- See earlier updates
This document outlines the third quarter (January to March 2021) progress made by the Ministry of Health on implementing He Ara Oranga.
A framework for actions to support the mental wellbeing of New Zealanders as we respond to the impacts of COVID-19.