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Source: New Zealand Ministry of Health

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.

We sought and received feedback on the plan from a wide range of organisations via our consultation hub, which closed on 17 June 2020.

We have now summarised the feedback we received and are incorporating this into the Plan, which is helping build a collective picture of how different organisations are contributing to the COVID-19 recovery.  A  further iteration of the plan will be released later this year.

The plan provides a framework for collective actions to support whānau and communities to adapt and thrive over the 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.