Leadership as a mental wellbeing system enabler report downloads

Published: June 2024.

The Leadership as a mental wellbeing system enabler: Insights on progress toward Kia Manawanui report focuses on one aspect of the ‘long-term pathway’ to transform Aotearoa’s approach to mental health and wellbeing.

The purpose of this report is to provide an assessment of and insights about system leadership action in the ‘Kia Manawanui long-term pathway’. This comes at the end of the short-term commitments under the plan (2021-2023) and is the first independent assessment of progress and insights on Kia Manawanui. 

The report is structured around the three key actions that sit under the leadership enabler of Kia Manawanui:

  • First, we consider what progress is being made on the commitment to uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and support equity of mental wellbeing outcomes for Māori.
  • Second, we assess progress on the commitment to amplifying the voices and leadership of Māori, people with lived experience, whānau and populations with specific cultures and needs.
  • Third, we consider what progress had been made to strengthen national, regional and local leadership for mental wellbeing. We use Housing First as a case study, through interviews with Housing First providers across the country as well as government officials who support, oversee, and fund those projects.


  • Leadership as a mental wellbeing system enabler report pdf, 2.2 MB

  • Leadership as a mental wellbeing system enabler report docx, 4.8 MB

  • Kia Manawanui arataki pūrongo - Te Reo Māori whakarāpopoto pdf, 398 KB