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What the first person to lead the Mental Health Commission says about fixing the system

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kiwichikkabout 12 hours ago

they need to fund more for benefits/student allowance/ disability allowance where counselling costs can be included in not just the disability allowance (max of $80 a week including prescriptions/other costs) and flow over into temporary additional support.

the difficulty of finding and keeping a low cost counsellor is SO hard.
If there was more funding for individuals they could go out and seek it themselves and get WINZ to cover it. Many people do not even know that this option is available.


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John Davidson about 18 hours ago

If I remember correctly, ring fencing the funding was scrapped when National came into office. Things seem to have got worse since then. Time to try the previous approach perhaps?


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