Cross-party secretariat

Platform|Atamira is proud to be the secretariat for the Cross-Party Mental Health and Addiction Wellbeing Group established in August 2019. This initiative was based on a recommendation in He Ara Oranga - report on the government inquiry on mental health and addiction.

The cross-party group is made up of the following members:

  • Matt Doocey (National),
  • Chloe Swarbrick (Greens), and
  • Brooke van Velden (ACT)
  • Glen Bennet (Labour)

The group aims to achieve cross-party dialogue to develop a collective vision and the direction of mental health and addictions wellbeing in New Zealand. 

Platform|Atamira’s key roles in this project include:

  • Providing secretariat duties
  • Liaising and coordinating shared research projects that the group undertakes
  • Organising quarterly events
  • Communicating with stakeholders

In September 2020, the group released their first joint project on Suicide Prevention.

Video of the launch of the group at Parliament in August 2018.

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