The Initial Commission is responsible for monitoring and providing advice on progress of the Government’s system transformation response to He Ara Oranga. This includes monitoring progress on the implementation of kaupapa Māori approaches.

We delivered an interim report to the Minister of Health in June 2020 to check-in on progress of four initial priority areas:

  • Establishing the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission
  • Publishing the suicide prevention strategy and establishing a Suicide Prevention Office
  • Repealing and replacing the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992
  • Expanding access and choice to existing primary mental health and addiction services for people with mild to moderate mental health and addictions needs.

You can read the full report, including summaries and our advice, on our website.

In November 2020, we will share a further report on progress with the Government’s response to He Ara Oranga.

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