The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service includes mental health and wellbeing considerations across its programmes and projects. It works with communities to build resilient, supportive and safe communities.

About mental health

There is a strong relationship between mental and physical wellbeing. One in five New Zealanders experience a mental health-related issue.

When people feel that they belong, are valued, can contribute and have control over their lives, their mental health improves.

Mental health promotion encourages all parts of society to:

  • build relationships
  • provide supportive environments
  • promote wellbeing
  • address stigma and discrimination
  • encourage people to seek assistance

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