Mental health and addictions

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

Budget 2019

Budget 2019 has a major focus on new mental health, wellbeing and addiction initiatives. To find out more see Budget 2019: Mental health, wellbeing and addiction initiatives.

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.

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