"The most significant investment in this area in a long, long time, if not ever... and long overdue."

That was Bay mental health worker Vaughan Cruikshank's review of the Government's nearly $2 billion investment in mental health and addiction services.

The funding was one of the headline announcements as the full Wellbeing Budget was revealed today.

While it has been widely welcomed as a response to the recommendations from an inquiry into the sector last year, there were also some concerns about plans for services in schools.


Bay of Plenty District Health Board chairwoman Sally Webb said the funding boost