15 Apr 2021

Primary school mental wellbeing programme expanded

From Checkpoint, 5:44 pm on 15 April 2021

A mental wellbeing programme for primary and intermediate school students will be expanded to five more district health board areas.

Mana Ake started in 2018 in Canterbury and Kaikōura, and was a response to the ongoing trauma some tamariki were experiencing following the earthquakes.

Now more year 1 to 8 pupils will receive extra help if they're struggling.

Our reporter Kirsty Frame was at the announcement in Auckland.