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Still time for submissions to be sent to Inquiry

Still time for submissions to be sent
There’s still time to get submissions into the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

Inquiry Chair Ron Paterson encourages individuals and organisations to get their submissions in by June 5th, if they haven’t already. “The Inquiry wants to hear from people across Aotearoa/New Zealand and from all walks of life.

“We know mental health challenges and addictions affect many New Zealanders. Most families and whanau have been touched by these issues,” says Ron Paterson.
The Inquiry is asking people to tell us:
• What’s working well?
• What’s not working well?
• What could be done better?
• What sort of society would be best for the mental health of all of our people?

Ron Paterson says the Inquiry has set up several ways for submissions to be made. “They include online submissions through our website, a Freephone number, post and video. And we’re providing a range of accessible options for people. This includes a consultation document available in easy read, Te Reo Māori, Chinese, Hindi, Tongan and Samoan, and a sign language video.”

“As well as the submission process, a series of Meet the Inquiry Panel forums are underway around the country and will continue until July. These sessions provide an opportunity for people to share their views on what needs to be done. Panel members have had over 120 meetings with interested community and stakeholder groups and their views and ideas will contribute to the Panel’s report.

“A large number of submissions have already been received, but we’re keen to hear from as wide a cross section of New Zealanders as possible. I encourage anyone who knows of whanau, friends, work colleagues, community groups or organisations that might want to contribute, to put them in touch with the Inquiry through our online or other channels.

“This is a once in a generation opportunity. The Inquiry wants to deliver a report that reflects the voices of the community, offers solutions and generates hope. We aim to set a clear direction for the future that Government and the community can pick up and implement,” says Ron Paterson.

The Consultation Document can be accessed at https://mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/consultation-document/have-your-say/ Further information about the Inquiry can be found at our website https://mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/
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