Mental Health: Looking at the bigger picture

Mental Health: Looking at the bigger picture

We have been overwhelmed with feedback from the past two weeks on our mental health in the workplace series.

This week, it's about looking at the big picture when it comes to mental illness in New Zealand.

The Government says it is being innovative when it comes to combating mental illness and we are about to become one of the first in the world to launch a corporately run mental health scheme.

But critics say funding cuts are running already stretched services into the ground and Kiwis are suffering as result.

Story also spoke to mental illness spokesman Jimi Hunt who describes the mental health sector in New Zealand as dire.

So what can and needs to be done to change the current situation?

Watch the video for the full Story report.