Newspaper IconMental Health and Addiction Inquiry: Regional Meetings 7 June -3 July 2018

Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry Panel called for submissions on system-level changes required to improve both promotion of good mental health and support people with mental health


Regional meetings: Meet the Inquiry Panel 7 June -3 July 2018

The Inquiry Panel is holding regional meetings  around the country so that you can have your say.  Click here for dates and locations near you


challenges and/or addictions.

This is a once in a generation opportunity to improve New Zealand's approach to mental health and reduce our stubbornly high suicide rates. 


Alcohol and mental health

Alcohol use is a major risk factor for poor mental health and suicide and is obviously linked strongly to the development of addiction/dependence.

An approach to improving mental health in our country must address alcohol use.

There is good evidence linking strong alcohol policies to reduced suicides, particularly among young males.

For more information on mental health click on the link below:

Report: Alcohol and mental health: a review of evidence, with a particular focus on New Zealand Report prepared to inform the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry underway in 2018 and funded by Alcohol Healthwatch May 2018 
Alcohol Healthwatch Submission on the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry (5/6/18)
Submission Template:  Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry  (submissions closed 5/6/18)
For more information visit https://www.mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/