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The Initial Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission was set up to maintain the momentum of He Ara Oranga, the inquiry into mental health and addictions, and the work to transform Aotearoa New Zealand's mental health and wellbeing system while a permanent Commission is established.

Our role is to:

  • monitor and provide advice on Government's system transformation response to He Ara Oranga
  • develop an outcomes framework for mental health and wellbeing, and make recommendations to address data gaps
  • support and promote collaboration and partnerships across the system, so that we are all working together to transform the mental health and wellbeing system
  • build strong foundations so that when set up, the permanent Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission can hit the ground running.

For more information about He Ara Oranga, visit their website:

He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addictions(external link)

Check out Upholding the Wero Laid in He Ara Oranga, to see what progress has been made since Government accepted the challenge to transform the mental health and wellbeing system.

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