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The Prime Minister has announced more support to meet the long-term mental health and wellbeing needs of people affected by the terror attacks of 15 March.

The Government has announced details of the initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission which will play a key role in driving better mental health in New Zealand.

The Government has announced a Suicide Prevention Office will be established to coordinate action already underway to reduce New Zealand’s historically high rate of suicide.

The Government is making a start on rolling out its free mental healthcare package by signing contracts that will ensure 170,000 New Zealanders continue to receive mental health support at their local medical centre and is kicking off the process to deliver front line services in new areas by the start of 2020.

The Government is taking action to ensure New Zealanders living with cancer have access to high quality care no matter who they are, or where they live.

Cancer sufferers in Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki and Northland will for the first time have access locally to radiation treatment without having to travel to bigger centres.

Parents and partners of disabled people with high or very high support needs will be paid for caring for their family members, as the Government acts to restore fairness and dignity.

Budget 2019 delivers on many of the recommendations contained in the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, He Ara Oranga. The Inquiry revealed that a new approach to mental health and addiction is needed in New Zealand which the Government is starting to deliver.

The Government’s response to He Ara Oranga (the report of the Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction) shows just how seriously the Government is taking mental health and addiction.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Minister of Health Julie Anne Genter have congratulated PlunketLine on its  25th anniversary.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says making the cost of visiting the doctor much cheaper for almost 600,000 Kiwis will mean more people will be able to get the care they need, when they need it.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Dr David Clark say provisional data on suicides for the 2017/18 year is sobering and underlines just how much work we have to do to improve our mental health and wellbeing.

The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a $305 million investment to upgrade and repair essential infrastructure at Auckland District Health Board.

A new purpose-built mental health facility will mean a better environment, better care and an improved quality of life for a group of extremely vulnerable New Zealanders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Dr David Clark say they are delighted nurses have voted to accept the latest offer from District Health Boards.