Board Chair Hayden Wano speaks with RNZ about the need for age-appropriate youth mental health care
Board Chair Hayen Wano this morning urged the Government to undertake a thorough investigation of the practice of using adult mental health services for rangatahi Māori and young people.
This comes in light of the release of our latest report highlighting the fact that a quarter of young people experiencing acute mental distress are being admitted to adult inpatient mental health services.
"Ultimately, we want rangatahi Māori and young people to have the best possible care, give them hope for their future, and to avoid any potential harm that may occur when admitted to adult services," says Wano.
"This is only possible if we have age-appropriate supports and services available for young people across Aotearoa."