25 Oct 2017

Mental Health Commission to be back with new govt

From Morning Report, 8:38 am on 25 October 2017

Calls to re-establish the Mental Health Commission have been answered by the incoming government. The Mental Health Commission was set up in 1996 to have oversight of mental health services, but was disbanded by the National government in 2012. Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens all campaigned on a promise to bring it back. The Mental Health Foundation's chief executive is Shaun Robinson and he joins us now.