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Transforming our Mental Health Law

NZNO warmly invites you to have a say on what mental health legislation is needed for Aotearoa New Zealand.

He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction recommended repealing and replacing the Mental Health Act. The Government has committed to this, and has agreed to the following guiding principles:

  • maintaining consistency with Te Tiriti o Waitangi
  • taking a human rights approach
  • encouraging maximum independence, inclusion in society and the safety of individuals, their whānau and the community
  • improving equity of care and treatment
  • taking a recovery approach to care and treatment
  • providing timely service access and choice
  • providing the least restrictive mental health care options
  • respecting family and whānau.

Please take a look at the website or the attached discussion document to see the consultation topics.

Please send feedback to policyanalysts@nzno.org.nz by 15 January 2022.

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