There’s An Election Coming – Mad in Aotearoa

Yesterday afternoon (17 May) the following letter was emailed to:

  • jonathan.coleman@parliament.govt.nz
  • david.clark@parliament.govt.nz
  • julieanne.genter@parliament.govt.nz
  • barbara.stewart@parliament.govt.nz
  • marama.fox@parliament.govt.nz
  • peter.dunne@parliament.govt.nz
  • david.seymour@parliament.govt.nz
  • gareth@top.org.nz

Kei te rangatira, tēnā koutou

MENTAL HEALTH – GENERAL ELECTION

We are writing to ask for information about your vision, policies and targets for the mental health and wellbeing of the people of Aotearoa/New Zealand.

We will publish this letter, a list of those it has been sent to, and all responses received on the website www.madinaotearoa.nz so people in our community can be aware of your political party’s positions prior to the election this September.

We look forward to you providing your party’s responses to the following questions:

  1. What is your party’s vision for the mental health and wellbeing of all people in our country?
  2. How was this vision co-designed with culturally diverse people with lived experience of mental/emotional distress?
  3. What are the detailed policies you have to implement this vision?
  4. How were these policies co-designed with culturally diverse people with lived experience of mental/emotional distress?
  5. What is your party’s position on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in relation to people with psychosocial disabilities?
  6. What are your party’s short, medium and long term targets for implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in relation to people with psychosocial disabilities?
  7. How were these targets co-designed with culturally diverse people with lived experience of psychosocial disabilities?
  8. What is your party’s understanding of the allocation of the current mental health budget?
  9. How will your party allocate the mental health budget in the short, medium and long term?
  10. How was this allocation co-designed with culturally diverse people with lived experience of mental/emotional distress?
  11. What are your party’s national mental health targets?
  12. What is your party plan to measure these targets?
  13. How were these targets and the measurement plan co-designed with culturally diverse people with lived experience of mental/emotional distress?
  14. What is your party’s plan to evaluate the provision of mental health services?
  15. How will this evaluation be co-designed with culturally diverse people with lived experience of mental/emotional distress?
  16. What is your party’s position on Te Āiotanga: Report of the Confidential Forum for Former In-Patients of Psychiatric Hospitals?
  17. What is your party’s position on an inquiry into the historic abuse of people in psychiatric institutions?
  18. What is your party’s position on an inquiry into current abuse of people in mental health facilities?

Nāku noa, nā

Mad in Aotearoa

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