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

 

HealthCare NZ welcomes Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry

HealthCare NZ welcomes Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry Report

Media release: 4 December 2018

Mental health support provider HealthCare NZ has welcomed He Ara Oranga - the report of the Government’s Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction Services.

“We are pleased the inquiry has highlighted the many challenges and barriers facing people with mental health and addiction issues and provided clear recommendations - but the real test will be what practical improvements are made as a result,” says HealthCare NZ Acting Chief Executive, Louise Zacest.

“Through our Mental Health NZ division, we made a submission to the inquiry containing direct feedback from community-based Recovery Facilitators, who work closely with people experiencing mental illness and addiction.”

“Mental illness and addictions are often invisible, and too often reach crisis point before people are able to receive treatment and support.”

“We are encouraged by the report’s focus on increasing the reach of mental health and addiction services, and its recognition of the need for a more person-focussed approach.”

“As noted in the report, Non-Government service providers play an important role. We encourage the Government to act on the inquiry’s recommendations quickly, and in particular we look forward to seeing more early-intervention mental health and addiction support become available.”

“As a leading home, community health and behavioural health provider, HealthCare NZ would welcome any opportunity to contribute to improving the accessibility or effectiveness of mental health and addiction support,” Mrs Zacest says.

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Charlotte Yates' Mansfield Project

Katherine Mansfield's vapid verses are of even less interest than her over-rated short stories, but Yates has risen to the challenge of producing a fascinating compilation album by a variety of musicians to accompany her poetry. More>>

Howard Davis: Dazed & Confused by Beats

Beats is both a coming-of-age tale and a romantic movie about endings, set to a nostalgic backdrop of the disappearing tail of the UK's illegal rave scene. More>>

Howard Davis: And The Oscar Goes To … Parasite
For its deliciously dark wit and genre-bending ingenuity, Bong Joon-ho's latest movie has just won four out of a potential six Academy Awards, including Best Screenplay and Director. Only ten foreign-language films have previously been nominated for Best Picture and none have won before. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Howard Davis: 1917's 1,000 Yard Stare

Sam Mendes has created a terrible and barbarous trek, one that we appreciate all the more for being catapulted right into the midst of this ear-splitting melee from the film's opening sequence. More>>

Over 150 Productions: NZ Fringe 2020 Has Launched

The upcoming festival will be held at 40 venues all over Wellington Region from 28 February to 21 March, and includes every genre possible—theatre, comedy, dance, music, clowning, cabaret, visual art, children’s shows and more! More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 


 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland