Two new studies have raised hopes psilocybin could soon become a mainstream medicine used to treat depression and anxiety.
Contrary to social media rumours, fewer Kiwis took their own lives during the lockdown than expected.
Organisers are hoping to expand the programme next summer.
While levels of loneliness have largely returned to pre-pandemic levels, the disabled appear to be getting left behind.
A senior minister has accused a top mental health advocate of not telling the truth about the state of the country's services.
Andrew Little says there's no need to "get dramatic" over a controversial mental health report.
Other mothers in extreme distress say they can't get treatment via their DHBs or ACC.
"It certainly seems to have been, from Official Information Act (OIA) requests... there was some doctoring of that report."
Dragging yourself around the Auckland Domain for days sounds like a monumental challenge for anyone to overcome.