This section provides information about the Ministry's work in the areas of mental health and addictions, including depression and suicide prevention.
- 5 December: Consultation on the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
- 27 November: Suicide Prevention Office officially opened
- 10 September: Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan
- 6 September: Expanding mental health and addiction support
The Ministry of Heath welcomes the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga, the report of the independent Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.
We have a stewardship role to transform New Zealand’s mental health and addiction system into one that puts people at the centre.