About our department

Our goal is to deliver teaching and research that will provide the knowledge and skills to promote mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide research that will inform the development of interventions that will promote mental health and wellbeing and teach the skills needed to do this at the individual, community and global level. Fundamental to this is our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/the Treaty of Waitangi and the status of Māori as tangata whenua.

Who we are

The strength of our department is the diverse team we bring to the challenge of promoting mental health and wellbeing. Our staff include mental health professionals made up of adult and child psychiatrists, health psychologists, psychologists that specialise in infant, child and adolescent mental health, developmental psychologists and medical ethicists.

Our goals

  • To inspire and educate the next generation of health professionals by providing them with the skills and knowledge to deliver the latest evidence-based mental health care.
  • To graduate students who are conversant with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, mātaurangi Māori, and kaupapa Māori.
  • To graduate students from our programmes that are leaders in research and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing for Māori, Pacific and our diverse population of New Zealand, our neighbours in the Pacific and the global community.