Platform|Atamira has put together some key messages for this coming election on behalf of the community mental health & addiction sector.
Our Key Messages:
We have developed the following two documents that community organisations can use to support discussions with politicians.
The Navigate networks and Platform are co-hosting an online national political forum focused on community mental health and addiction on Wednesday 19 August from 6 - 8 pm. This event, held every election, is usually the only election forum where all political parties will discuss mental health, addiction and wellbeing.
Candidates from each of the five current political parties have confirmed:
Political parties will be asked what they intend to do for mental health, addiction and wellbeing if they get elected. It's also an opportunity to ask the questions you've always wanted answers to.
To register for this free event on 19 August from 6 – 8pm, click here: https://mentalhealthandaddictionforum.eventbrite.co.nz.
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.