Health Needs Assessment

Assessing the mental health needs of the Midland population is a high priority for the five Midland district health boards. Assessment and analysis of need is a fundamental part of health planning.  It provides the justification for maintaining or changing priorities, informs bids to obtain new funding, provides information to support service development and provides key information to inform strategic planning.  The key components of health needs assessment are: socio-economic status, health status, prevalence, services provided and views of community and stakeholders.

The needs assessment documents are the result of a commitment by MRMHAN to focus on an integrated approach to strategic planning and service development. The MRMHAN recognises the importance of stakeholder involvement and accordingly considerable effort has been made to engage the local and regional consumers, Maori, the MRMHAN Network, Pacific, family whanau and other key stakeholders in the Midland region in the health needs assessment process.

Key themes and priorities identified in the health needs assessment formed the basis of the 2009-2015 Midland Region Mental Health and Addiction Strategic Plan.

HNA documents available for download:

(Please note- the file is large and take a few minutes to download)

Midland Region MH&A Needs Assessment May 2005 Technical Report - part 1

Werry Centre 2010 CAMHS Stocktake Midland Region Report - click here

Forensic Futures Strategic Plan 2008 - 2010

The MR Forensic Futures Strategic Plan was developed in consultation with the Midland adult mental health and addiction sector and was signed off by the Ministry of Health in August 2009.  The plan is relevant to Taranaki, Waikato, Lakes and Bay of Plenty DHBs.  Tairawhiti DHB receive Forensic services from Capital and Coast DHB.  As identified in the MR FF plan six monthly Stakeholder reports have been developed and will be published on this page.

CAMHS and Maternal Continuum Project

The Taranaki CAMHS Continuum project involving DHB provider arm and NGO services has been completed with the sign off of the final report. Sandra Broadman, GM Planning and Funding stated that it was an excellent piece of work that has provided some clear directions for the Taranaki sector.

Jenny James, Taranaki Portfolio Manager and Eseta Nonu-Reid, Midland Regional Director would like to thank all of the participants for their commitment to getting this piece of work completed.

  • Taranaki CAMHS and Maternal Continuum Report 2010

  • Taranaki CAMHS and Maternal Continuum Appendices

Real Skills Plus Seitapu Workshops - Midland Evaluation Report

Lets get real is a national framework that describes the essential knowledge, skills and attitudes required to deliver effective mental health and addiction services.  It was launched by the MoH in September 2008.  Le Va: Pasifika within Te Pou developed Real Skills plus Seitapu and launched it in May 2009, as the Pacific component of the Let's get real framework.  To read more please click the link to open the report.

Regional High & Complex Needs 2005 - 2009