Lifeline welcomes the news of a Mental Health Inquiry to be led by Professor Ron Patterson, the former Health and Disability Commissioner.
The highly qualified team responsible to deliver recommendations to government in October include Dr Barbara Disley, Sir Mason Durie, Dean Rangihun, Dr Jemaima Taitia- Seath and Josiah Tualamali’i.
Lifeline is acutely aware of the impact of a mental health and addition system that is severely stretched. We are confronted with stories of people left with insufficient support on a daily basis through our helpline services.
We will be looking to be involved and add value to the inquiry as it unfolds and are grateful to the government to fulfilling their promise within their first 100 days and look forward to the outcome.