Annie has started a petition to the government to make changes that she would like to see happen. She is gathering signatures as she makes her way around New Zealand, and we have also started an online petition for those not able to make it in person.
When Annie gets to Wellington, she will present the signatures to parliament.
Be part of the movement for change!
Get behind the petition!
Print out the paper petition and gather as many signatures as you can!
The petition will be presented to the House of Representatives in June 2013.
Click on this link to download and print the paper petition, gather signatures and mail to the address on the bottom Hikoi for health PETITION FINAL written
( Please note the written is slightly different to the online as it has been written to adhere to parliamentary guidelines received)
Or you can Sign the online petition and send the link to others.
The online version is easier to share around, has a more detailed preamble, is addressed to the Minister of Health, and will act as valuable supporting evidence to the paper petition, particularly with people giving their reasons for signing.
The online petition is called”To the New Zealand Government, Minister of Health, Honourable Tony Ryall: Provide Healthy Choices for people in Mental Health Care in New Zealand” and needs your help to get it off the ground.
Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link:
Here’s why it’s important:
Because those diagnosed with mental illness, need to be able to choose methods and options for care that are safe, healthy and can help them to create long term recovery outcomes in their lives. To be given more options than the current system.
You can sign the petition by clicking here.
Thanks! Together we can make change possible.