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The purpose of this Inquiry is set out in the Terms of Reference (reproduced in Appendix A).

First, to hear the voices of the community, people with lived experience of mental health and addiction challenges, people affected by suicide, and people involved in preventing and responding to mental health and addiction challenges, on New Zealand’s current approach to mental health and addiction and what needs to change.

Second, to report on how New Zealand is preventing mental health and addiction problems and responding to the needs of people experiencing those problems.

Finally, to recommend specific changes to improve New Zealand’s approach to mental health, with a particular focus on equity of access, community confidence in the mental health system and better outcomes, particularly for Māori and other groups with disproportionately poorer outcomes

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