‘Repeal, replace & Remove the Mental Health Act’ Submission
by Te Kete Pounamu
In 2021, The Government of Aotearoa welcomed Public Consultation on the Repeal and Replace of the Mental Health Act. Māori Leaders with Lived Experiences gathered to provide their views to the Repeal and Replace of the Mental Health Act and included the Removal of the Mental Health Act as a significant shift needed in Aotearoa. There are long-standing frustrations and concerns among Māori Leaders, that their Voices are not heard albeit are they well understood in legislative matters. This document is a Call to Action by Māori Lived Experience Leaders to the Government – We want to see Change and Authentic Actions follow through on our following concerns.