8 Nov 2019

Mental health professionals criticise Mike King's attack on sector

From Morning Report, 7:44 am on 8 November 2019

Mental health professionals say suicide prevention campaigner Mike King's attack on the sector is unfair and misdirected.

Under pressure after his Gumboot counselling service ran out of money, the comedian fired a broadside at the Ministry of Health, clinicians and academics accusing them of relying on 'evaluated and evidenced-based rubbish that doesn't work'.

RNZ reporter Robin Martin has more.