Mental health

Māori aged 15 to 17 less isolated than their peers - Findings from Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey

16 Aug 2019

A new analysis by the Health Promotion Agency/Te Hiringa Hauora (HPA) has found that Māori aged 15 to 17 were significantly less isolated than non-Māori aged 15 to 17.

This is against current thinking that over the entire population, Māori were more likely to report being isolated or lonely than non-Māori, that isolation is felt disproportionately by the young, and that isolation decreases over time. 

The data is from a national survey of Aotearoa (Mental Health Monitor) and combined data from 2015, 2016, and 2018. There were 868 Māori and 3404 non-Māori.