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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa.

The Kia Kaha, Kia Māia, Kia Ora Aotearoa – COVID-19 psychosocial and mental wellbeing recovery plan provides a national approach to supporting the mental and social wellbeing of New Zealanders in the COVID-19 recovery period. 

The Ministry of Health previously published a provisional psychosocial response plan for COVID-19 Alert Level 4. That plan provided guidance to assist agencies involved in planning, coordinating and delivering psychosocial interventions and mental health and addiction services. 

The new plan provides a framework for collective actions to support whānau and communities to adapt and thrive next 12 to 18 months. It draws on the directions for mental wellbeing that were laid down in He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

It is a ‘living document’ that the Ministry of Health will continue to review as we assess the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. Your input will help build a collective picture of how different organisations are contributing to COVID-19 recovery and will assist with shaping a further iteration of the plan, anticipated for September 2020. 

To this end, we are inviting feedback via the Ministry’s consultation hub on the following questions:

  1. Do the vision, principles and focus areas in the plan resonate with you? 
  2. In what ways does your organisation see itself contributing to the focus areas in the plan?
  3. What do you think the critical factors to ensure success of this plan?
  4. What positive examples of actions to support mental and social wellbeing are you aware of?
  5. Do you think there is anything missing from the plan?

Give your feedback on the COVID-19 Psychosocial and Mental Wellbeing Recovery Plan.

We would be grateful for your feedback by 15 June 2020