Grant Robertson has delivered the world's first "Wellbeing Budget", crafting a fiscal plan made with the heart but also the head.

The Budget ticks the right boxes when it comes to investment in some gaping areas like mental health services — a need which was exacerbated by the Christchurch terrorist attack.

There is increased funding for mental health support services in Christchurch, funding for additional financial support for families, and increased funding for support to ethnic communities.


In all, there will be $1.9 billion over five years, including $455 million for mental health workers to service those with low-to-mid-level