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He Ara Oranga: report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

This consultation was launched in April in Palmerston North and led to over 5,200 submissions. For several months, the panel travelled around New Zealand meeting with and listening to people at 26 public forums and at hundreds of meetings with people with lived experience, whānau, service providers and community groups. They heard from all the population groups identified in our terms of reference, tangata whenua and Pacific peoples.

Many people took the time to phone, write, email, complete online submissions, send videos and post on Facebook. Several thousand people turned up at meetings from Kaitaia to Invercargill. 

Publication date: 04 Dec 2018 Read the full report here