Why we need your help
As a completely donation funded organisation that does not charge for services we need your help to keep us working towards positive change in Mental Health in New Zealand.
CCHR is an organisation that is focused on Human Rights in Mental Health, in supporting victims of abuse, and ensuring people can make fully informed decisions so that they or their loved ones can receive the care that they need.
We believe that everyone has a basic human right to obtain safe mental health care and not be subjected to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.
CCHR to Geneva
CCHR was given the opportunity to make a verbal submission to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT) in a formal meeting on April 20-21, 2015 in Geneva.
The acceptance of our report saw the Government being called to task and issued a demand for change over the treatment of victims of human rights abuse in state care. CCHR was instrumental in uncovering ill treatment of children at the Lake Alice Child and Adolescent unit in the mid 1970s.
For CCHR and our special guest Lake Alice Survivor, Paul Zentveld the verbal submission made an important mark against abuse and suffering in the Mental Health system.
Read the CCHR submissions made to the United Nations Committee Against Torture (UNCAT)
CCHR response to UNCAT on NZ
May 2010 - Click here
Supplementary Submission to UNCAT
TAB E April 2012 - Click here
Request to the NZ Government for information
May 2012 - Click here
Read our latest submission to UNCAT
Feb 2015 - Click here
Human Rights Group to Geneva to battle ill-treatment in State Institutions
UNCAT Concluding Observations
CCHR Press Release
Click here for our observations.
WARNING: Please do not cease to take any psychiatric drugs without the advice and help of a competent medical practitioner. It could be dangerous to immediately stop taking them and caution should be exercised due the nature of their addictive qualities.