The Wellbeing Budget

Taking mental health seriously

Initiatives – Strengthening existing mental health services

Forensic Mental Health Services for Adults

$15 million operating
This initiative ensures safe and secure forensic mental health services are available to adults in the justice system who require mental health support.

Forensic Mental Health Services for Young People

$19 million operating
This initiative ensures safe and secure forensic mental health services are available to young people. Funding responds to the legislative change increasing the youth justice age from 17 to 18 years, resulting in more young people within the youth justice system.

Support for Christchurch: Continuation of Funding for Primary Care and Community-Based Mental Health Workers

$5.5 million operating
This initiative provides additional mental health support to the Christchurch community to ensure appropriate, immediate and accessible mental health responses are available to those who need it following the 15 March terror attacks.

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