A New Era in New Zealand’s Mental Health Treatment

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From SCOOP: “Today details of the Green Party’s free youth counselling policy, for those aged 18 – 25, was announced. The pilot funding has been outlined and requests for tender are now invited.

The pilot looks to draw on overseas examples, most notably the ‘Improved Access to Psychological Therapies’ or ‘IAPT’ programme in the UK, which has seen therapy and counselling made available nationwide for mild to moderate mental health problems.

The provision of free counselling for youth was an election policy of the Green Party, and it was part of their confidence and supply agreement with the Government.”

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