07 April 2020 – Ministry of Health launches mental health initiatives across New Zealand

Type of Intervention: New Tool / Service / Body
Sectors Involved: Health
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Ministry of Health, Mental Health Foundation, All Right?, Canterbury DHB, Health Minister David Clark

Overview: A range of support is being rolled out across New Zealand to help people look after their mental health during COVID-19 Health Minister David Clark said this morning. One initiative launched today was the Getting through together campaign which shares ways to help Kiwis cope with the stress of COVID-19. Getting through together also includes tools for parents, dubbed Sparklers at Home, which provides support for parents to talk with their primary-school aged children about their own mental health and wellbeing.
Full details here: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/covid-19-mental-health-support-begins

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Type of Justification: Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – other, NZ Mental Health Foundation