Mental health

Mental Health in Aotearoa – Insight report

7 Oct 2020

This insight report describes results from the 2018 New Zealand Mental Health Monitor and 2018/19 Ministry of Health New Zealand Health Survey.

The Mental Health in Aotearoa insight updates some existing information on the commonality of mental distress and population distribution of levels of mental distress, as well as presenting new findings.  

Throughout our analysis a theme of high mental distress in young people emerged. Our main findings include that the proportion of the adult population with high levels of mental distress is increasing over time and that general mental distress, anxiety and depressive symptoms are highest amongst young people.