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Welcome to the Ministry of Health’s primary mental health and addiction website.

The site has resources for those working in primary mental health, academics and consumers. 

In the Key Areas box (on the right) you will find links to detailed information about primary mental health in New Zealand, including key initiatives. 

Important note: This site is no longer being actively maintained and is presented here as an online archive. While it still contains a wealth of useful information, visitors who want to receive the latest health information should register to receive the fortnightly email Digest. This will link you directly to articles of interest in the key areas covered by this site. You can register for the Digest here.

Visitors with a specific interest in Primary Mental Health are recommended to visit the Mental Health and Addictions section of the Ministry of Health site.

If you want to access primary mental health services (such as free counselling sessions), please click here for further information. 

Welcome to the Ministry of Health’s primary mental health and addiction website.

The site has resources for those working in primary mental health, academics and consumers. 

In the Key Areas box (on the right) you will find links to detailed information about primary mental health in New Zealand, including key initiatives. 

Important note: This site is no longer being actively maintained and is presented here as an online archive. While it still contains a wealth of useful information, visitors who want to receive the latest health information should register to receive the fortnightly email Digest. This will link you directly to articles of interest in the key areas covered by this site. You can register for the Digest here.

Visitors with a specific interest in Primary Mental Health are recommended to visit the Mental Health and Addictions section of the Ministry of Health site.

If you want to access primary mental health services (such as free counselling sessions), please click here for further information. 

Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement for www.primarymentalhealth.org.nz

This privacy statement describes the information that we collect from you when you use www.primarymentalhealth.org.nz

Collection of information

We do not collect personal information on this website unless you choose to give it to us.

Any personal information you do provide to us will be held in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993 by the Ministry of Health, or by the New Zealand Health Research Council on the Ministry’s behalf.

Use and disclosure

We do not collect identifiable information about you if you only browse our website.  We analyse non-identifiable web traffic data to improve our services.

We will only use personal information that you provide to us through this website for the purposes for which you supplied it, or, in exceptional situations, for other reasons permitted under the Privacy Act 1993.  

Any contact information provided will be kept secure, and will not be supplied to any third party nor used for any purpose for which you have not given your consent.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • Whenever you are asked to provide information on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for purposes of contacting you;
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for allowing us or other users of the Primary Mental Health website to contact you, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us or emailing us at.

Unsolicited email

Publication of email addresses on this site should not be taken as deemed consent to receiving unsolicited email. Persons or organisations wishing to send email material to individuals or organisations whose email addresses appear on this website must comply with the requirements of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007.

Your Rights and Choices

In accordance with your rights under the Privacy Act 1993, you may ask to see any personal information that we hold about you and ask to have any of it updated, corrected or deleted (we may ask you to verify your identity for such requests, to protect your privacy, and that of others). Contact us the Primary Mental Health site administrator, ,  with your request.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over those other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.