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Ministry of Health accused of ‘gagging’ Mental Health Foundation.

The Mental Health Foundation claims the Ministry of Health is trying to “gag” it.

Foundation CEO Shaun Robinson claims he was told by an official that the foundation wasn’t allowed to criticise the Government since it accepted government money. However, the Ministry of Health says the official concerned has a different recollection of the conversation.

The stoush was sparked by a press release from the foundation, a charity that offers mental health education and seeks to hold the Government to account over its policies.

The February 12 press release addressed a wellbeing study the foundation had commissioned, which reported that 25 per cent of New Zealanders over 18 years old had “poor wellbeing”. In the press release, the foundation said the health minister and prime minister needed to show they were taking action on the He Ara Oranga Mental Health Inquiry recommendations, released in late 2018.

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