Since 2008, demand for mental health services has increased by more than 70%. Yet the previous Government increased funding by less than half that. The gap between demand and funding meant hospitals have turned away families struggling with kids in life threatening situations.
The Mental Health Inquiry is a unique opportunity to fix our crisis – if real voices are heard.
Real change needs real voices. Many have been silenced, marginalised and stigmatised. An inquiry will only listen to those who turn up. We need to actively support vulnerable Kiwis to speak out safely.
This is our moment. Make it count.
We made mental health a key election issue by building political pressure and momentum. We did it by sharing personal stories about Kiwis affected by our mental health crisis and their hope for change. With your help we can build the momentum needed to get the care and services we need and which lasts longer than a single election cycle.