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Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission

Under the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Act 2020, the Commission’s key functions are to:

  • assess and report publicly on:
    • the mental health and wellbeing of people in NZ
    • factors that affect people’s mental health and wellbeing
    • the effectiveness, efficiency, and adequacy of approaches to mental health and wellbeing
  • make recommendations to improve the approaches to mental health and wellbeing
  • monitor mental health and addiction services and advocate improvements to those services
  • promote alignment, collaboration, and communication between entities involved in mental health and wellbeing
  • advocate for the collective interests of people who experience mental distress or addiction (or both), and the people who support them.

Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Act 2020 — NZ Legislation

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission has taken on the monitoring and advocacy function for mental health and addiction services from the outgoing Mental Health Commissioner at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner. 

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