Kiwis are sharing their work woes and opinions on mental health in the workplace, saying employers need to take responsibility for their workers' well-being.
Health Minister David Clark says unions "have got ahead of themselves" in announcing pay equity negotiations between mental health workers and the Government.
Registered addiction practitioners have been signed off by the Health Minister to be regarded as health professionals under the new Substance Addiction Act, says their association and registration body.
Mental health services need to actively address the growing use of seclusion and restraint on Māori clients, says Te Rau Matatini CEO Maria Baker.
Māori are more likely to be subjected to compulsory mental health treatment and placed in seclusion, the latest Director Of Mental Health annual report has revealed.