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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. 

Contact Us

The Primary Mental Health website is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and and is an affiliated site of the Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre.

For feedback on the website or its content, contact the Primary Mental Health website administrator: