Tēnā koutou katoa, Talofa lava and warm Pacific greetings
Following the release of He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry on 4 December, the Inquiry panel is now ‘functus officio’, meaning their work has been completed and their Inquiry roles have concluded. The report is now in the hands of the Government to make decisions on the proposed directions and recommendations set out in the Inquiry report.
The Inquiry panel was committed to making access to information about its work as easy as possible. Ensuring the Inquiry report was made available in a variety of formats to meet specific needs has been an important consideration. We are pleased to advise that several formats of the report and supplementary documents are now available on our website https://www.mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/inquiry-report/
The following versions of the Inquiry report are currently available on the website:
We are also making available some commissioned reports and summaries of the more than 5,200 submissions received, and over 400 meetings attended, by the Inquiry panel. These summaries contribute to the story of the Inquiry by providing an authentic record of the voices the Panel heard, rather than specific recommendations.
The commissioned materials give an insight into other evidence that assisted the Panel in its deliberations. The comprehensive summaries of submissions will be of particular interest to academics, researchers, funders, people with lived experience, whānau and the wider community. To protect people’s privacy, extracts and quotes from submissions will be de-identified.
The documents that will shortly be made available on the Inquiry website are:
The following reports were commissioned by the Inquiry for the purposes of panel deliberations under the Inquiries Act 2013. They are being publicly released in the interests of availability of information for the public and a wide range of mental health and addiction stakeholders.
Documents commissioned by the Inquiry to provide supplementary information to the Inquiry report. These documents are intended to honour the voices of people heard through individual, group and organisation submissions and meetings, while protecting privacy and confidentiality and ensuring natural justice.
All these documents, except for the summary of submissions featuring Māori voice, will be available on the website by 20 December. There has been a delay in completion of the Māori voice summary. It will be available from late January.
Thank you for your interest in the Inquiry. The Inquiry secretariat is wrapping up and will disband on 21 December. Any enquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org after that date.