Two of the Commission's key functions, set out in the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Act 2020(external link), are:

  • to make recommendations to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and adequacy of approaches to mental health and wellbeing; and
  • to advocate for the collective interests of people who experience mental distress or addiction (or both), and the persons (including family and whānau) who support them.

As an integral part of our advocacy work, the Commission often comments on and makes recommendations in response to consultation documents, regulations, draft bills, and regulations that may impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Here you can find copies of our submission documents, available for download. Please contact us if you have any difficulty accessing a file.

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