How can we improve youth mental health in Aotearoa New Zealand?
Terry Fleming and Tania Wilson discuss the cohesive approach required to ensure we meet the mental health needs of our young people.
Mental health demands in Aotearoa New Zealand are rapidly increasing. These demands are exacerbated by a shortage of health professionals, causing dangerous delays around the country. While there are some excellent and innovative initiatives to address these demands, unless these are implemented fully, they will fail to respond to the urgency and scale of need.
Listen to our experts as they discuss the cohesive approaches needed to improve mental wellbeing, including digital tools and other scalable approaches, while also examining the heart of the problem: if the current investments in strategies continue to remain patchy, we will see terrible harm in communities and the policies will fail the mental health needs of young people.
Listen to the recording of the webinar
- Dr Terry Fleming, Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington
- Tania Wilson, Clinical Psychologist and General Manager of Fresh Minds
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