Te Hiringa Mahara – Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission has published two new reports, one on kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction services and the second on the peer support workforce.

More investment needed for kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction services

The Kaupapa Māori services report | Te pūrongo ratonga kaupapa Māori provides an overview of investment into kaupapa Māori mental health and addiction services. It sheds light on the significant disparities faced by Māori in mental health outcomes and calls for the need for change to address these inequities. The tangata whaiora Māori who contributed to the report emphasised the funding disparity.

This report is one of a series of four monitoring reports in the series Te Huringa Tuarua, which includes the mental health and addiction service monitoring report, accompanied by three focus reports on youth services, kaupapa Māori services, and compulsory community treatment orders.

Read the Kaupapa Māori Services report by Te Hiringa Mahara.

Call for bigger role for mental health and addiction peer support workforce

This paper shows the critical role of the peer workforce in enabling recovery, improving hope and in transforming the landscape of mental health and addiction services. The potential of this workforce is yet to be fully realised.

Read the Peer Support Workforce Insights Paper by Te Hiringa Mahara.