Cook Islands Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy 2015

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Description: This Policy outlines steps to improve mental health and wellbeing in the Cook Islands.

Goal: To promote mental wellbeing; seek to prevent mental disorders when possible; and to provide care, enhance recovery, protect human rights and reduce the mortality, morbidity and disability for people affected by mental disorders.


  1. To strengthen effective leadership and governance for mental health and wellbeing
  2. To provide comprehensive, integrated and responsive mental health and social care service in community-based settings
  3. To implement strategies for the promotion of mental health and wellbeing
  4. To strengthen information systems, evidence and research for mental health

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