Appeasement: $8.7m for mosque attack victims’ mental health support.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced further mental health support for people affected by the Christchurch terror attacks.

Cabinet approved a further $8.7 million towards the victims today, on top of the $8.5m already allocated in this year’s Budget.

Ms Ardern said coming into the six-month anniversary of the attacks, the government acknowledged it would be dealing with the trauma of that day for years to come.

“Canterbury DHB has done an incredible job from the emergency response treating victims, through to supporting their physical and mental recovery. But there is more work to be done.

“It’s vital that survivors, families, the Muslim community and the people of Christchurch know that we will be there to support them for the long-haul.”

Additional funding will help:

  • Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and other serious issues
  • Community mental health and addiction support
  • Cultural competency training for GPs
  • Allowing extended GP consultations for those directly affected by the attacks
  • Building community resilience.

“I want to again thank everyone who has been involved supporting people affected by the terror attacks – from community leaders and organisations to medical and mental health staff,” Ms Ardern said.

“Your efforts have made a huge difference in the most challenging of times.”

$8.7m for mosque attack victims’ mental health support

One comment

  1. As far as I can see – after exhaustive research during the past six months – the Christchurch “attacks” were staged. This is also the opinion of every other independent researcher I have come across. My position, therefore, is that the so-called survivors should not receive anything.

    The real reason why they don’t want you to see the “live stream” is that it doesn’t stand up to analysis. Actually, It’s not a live stream. It was prepared before the event.

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