Platform|Atamira put together some key messages for the 2020 election on behalf of the community mental health & addiction sector.
Our Key Messages:
The following two documents can be used to support discussions with politicians.
The Navigate Groups and Platform co-hosted an online national political forum focused on community mental health, addiction, and wellbeing on Wednesday 23 September 2020.
Confirmed candidates included:
More information and a recording of the virtual forum is available here.
In July 2020, Platform & The New Zealand Drug Foundation co-hosted 'The Referendum to Legalise Cannabis: What You Need To Know', with special guest Rt Hon Helen Clark. A panel consisting of Rt Hon Helen Clark, Tuari Potiki, Prof. Joe Boden and Kali Mercier answered questions on how a 'Yes' vote would impact on community mental health and addiction organisations.
Topics discussed include law reform policy at home and abroad, and the health and criminal justice implications of cannabis law reform, particularly for young people and Māori.
View the full webinar here.