News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


People’s Mental Health Review still gathering support

Press Release from: The People’s Mental Health Review

People’s Mental Health Review still gathering support

This week the People’s Mental Health Review gained a significant late boost from the largest counselling organisation in New Zealand, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. We expect a surge in submissions as counsellors have been encouraged by the NZAC to add their voices to the review.

“We had planned to stop receiving submissions on November the 30th, as we do need to start analysing and reporting on the submissions we have received, but given this ongoing interest and support we have decided to extend that deadline to the end of the year” says People’s Review spokesperson Kyle MacDonald. “We have now collected over 500 individual submissions, along with pledges of support and donations that will enable us to start work on analysing our data.”

The People’s Review will move into reporting mode in the New Year, and will produce a report prior to the Budget in 2017. In representing the real stories and experiences of New Zealanders both being treated and working in the Public Mental Health System we hope to make funding the Mental Health System in 2017.

“What is already clear is there are significant gaps in acute services and ongoing treatment around the country. Our report will detail the impact of these gaps, and allow ordinary professionals and services users a voice in the growing debate about the future of Mental Health treatment in New Zealand.” says MacDonald.

The People’s Mental Health Review has now been officially endorsed by the Public Service Association, the New Zealand Nurses Organization, the Drug and Alcohol Practitioners Association Aotearoa and the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.

For more information on The People’s Review of the Mental Health System:


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>

Howard Davis: Anna Coddington Beams

Anna Coddington's thin, wispy vocals fit her songs beautifully, providing a wonderful lilting quality that pervades her latest album, producing instant ear worms. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>

Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>

Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>

Howard Davis: Avantdale Bowling Club

Auckland rapper and MC Tom Scott brought his stunning jazz-infused Taite Music Prize-winning project Avantdale Bowling Club to the Opera House headlining Wellington's 2020 Jazz Festival. More>>

Howard Davis: Troy Kingi Rules The San Fran

The award-winning Northland musician performed songs from his new record The Ghost of Freddie Cesar, the fourth installment in his 10/10/10 series - ten albums in ten years in ten genres. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland