Labour promises more mental health services

Labour promises more mental health services

Labour’s promising to reach more people suffering from mental health problems if elected to government. Leader Andrew Little’s unveiled a proposed $43 million scheme which would establish eight new mental health teams across the country. Here’s our political reporter Eruera Rerekura. He says mental health is an issue that isn’t really spoken about. But it’s …

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Suicide prevention group calls for royal inquiry into mental health services

Suicide prevention group calls for royal inquiry into mental health services

A suicide prevention group is calling for a royal inquiry into the country’s mental health services. A 1700 signature petition supporting the bid was presented to parliament today. And as Eruera Rerekura reports, one of the main campaigners has a Maori child who tried to commit suicide. For this woman, suicide is a topic that’s …

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