The NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern said “We have two degrees of separation to each other, but there is no separation when it comes to New Zealand’s experience of suicide. It affects all of us.” Ms Ardern spoke about mental health and wellbeing being predicted by the World Health Organisation to be the world’s biggest health problem by 2030. “We can’t afford to wait for that to happen,” Ms Ardern said. Just a day after the Government pledged a “significant” boost into mental health services, it announced as part of a $1.9 Billion package, a $455m injection for 325,000 people to access support by 2023/24 through a new mental health service.