Mental health and addictions

This section provides information about the Ministry's work in the areas of mental health, depression and suicide prevention.

UPDATE: The Government announced the details of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction (the Inquiry) on 23 January 2018.

The Inquiry is chaired by former Health and Disability Commissioner, Professor Ron Paterson. The Chair and members will determine how to conduct the Inquiry within the Terms of Reference set by the Government. The Inquiry will report back to Government by the end of October 2018.  The Ministry of Health welcomes the Inquiry and acknowledges the importance of the independence of the Inquiry.

More information is available on the Department of Internal Affairs website: Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction


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