He Ara Oranga - Report of the Govt Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

He Ara Oranga - Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction by was released today. 

Click here to read the full report, or you can find a video summarising it here.

Section 3.6.2: Responsive to age, background and perspectives, page 91:

“However given the importance of intervening as early as possible, priority will be given to developing more and effective services fo babies, children and young people.  Access to Mother and baby services will be widely available so that there is maximum opportunity to support mothers with mental health and addiction challenges early to minimise the harm to their child.” 

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“Services for young people will be available in friendly settings including schools where young people can access them easily.  There will be good coordination between early childhood centres, schools, universities and other tertiary providers, child health and mental health services to maximise the support available to children and their families.  Early childhood centres and schools will promote resilience in young people through specific education programmes and by creating centre and school-wide mentally healthy environments.”