Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Our purpose was to identify unmet needs and develop recommendations for a better mental health and addiction system for Aotearoa New Zealand.

We wanted to set a clear direction for the next five to ten years that Government, the mental health and addiction sectors and the whole community can pick up and make happen.

Read He Ara Oranga : report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction released on 4 December.

Other versions of the report's findings are available on our website.

Later in December we will release further documents incuding summary reports of the voices of the people. 

Watch the above animated video about the report's findings. View more Inquiry report resources.

Read He Ara Oranga report

Members of the Inquiry Panel with Minister of Health Dr David Clark

Introducing the Inquiry Panel - Sir Mason Durie, Dr Jemaima Tiatia-Seath, Professor Ron Paterson (Chair), Minister Clark, Dean Rangihuna, Dr Barbara Disley and Josiah Tualamali’i at the handover of the report to the Government on 28 November.

Contact us

Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry
PO Box 27396
Marion Square
Wellington 6141


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