Ngā Kōkirikiri Advocacy

Our advocacy focuses on:

  • The collective interests of people who experience mental distress or addiction, and the people, including whānau, who support them
  • Improving mental health and addiction services
  • Approaches to mental health and wellbeing. 

We are prioritising three focus areas for our advocacy: 

  • Transforming from a coercive to a choice-based system
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing for rangatahi and young people
  • More kaupapa Māori services.

We cannot advocate alone. There are many ways that you can support our advocacy:

  • Sign up for updates from us to learn more about what we are doing
  • Have your say when we monitor mental health and addiction services
  • Attend our webinars
  • Invite us to meet with you or speak at upcoming events by emailing