26 Jun 2017

Mental health care under strain as more people use services

From Morning Report, 8:16 am on 26 June 2017

Mental health services are seriously stretched, district health boards complain of a lack of funding, and there are shortages of key staff. The most recent statistics show more than 168,000 clients were seen by mental health and addiction services last year - nearly 50,000 more than when National began its term in government. In the second part of RNZ's election year series "Is this the Brighter Future?", we look at the health of New Zealanders and the environment we live in.