The Midland regional networks are accountable to the five DHBs through the Midland Regional Network (Midland Director) to provide strategic advice and support to key strategic developments at a national and regional level. These networks are the mandated voice of the Midland region mental health and addictions network and are responsible for consulting widely with their local networks to ensure that the advice and support provided accurately reflects the sector that they represent.
The Midland Regional Network has established and maintain several regional leadership networks. Several of the regional networks have been established since 2001. Over the years the forums have evolved from networking stakeholder forums to informational forums and have now evolved into managed networks.
Strategic Leadership Networks
Midland Addiction Leadership Network - Established in November 2009 to provide advice and leadership in the area of alcohol and other drugs. This network meets four times a year.
Midland Consumer & Whanau Leadership Network - 2018 brought the amalgamation of the consumer and whanau leadership networks, He Tipuana Nga Kakano and Te Ao Whanau. Combining both groups will allow a broader conversation to occur. The regional network team recognises the need for both groups to have time to process advice from their own perspectives and will ensure opportunities are created to allow this to happen.
Midland Maori Leadership Network - Te Huinga o Nga Pou Hauora - The Midland Regional Maori Advisory Group. Established early in 2001 this forum meets four times a year.
Midland Mental Health & Addiction Portfolio Managers Network - Formed in 2005 meets four times a year and teleconferences as the need arises to provide support and operationalise activity across the region.
Midland Workforce Leadership Network - This group was formed in January 2009 to provide regional strategic leadership and a mandated voice at a regional level for workforce initiatives that has a regional focus, a mental health & addiction specialty, linked to National workforce centre's to Health Workforce NZ directions.
Midland Clinical Governance Network - A forum of clinical leadership from across the Midland region mental health and addiction sector. Established in 2004 this forum has recently changed following a Clinical Governance project to ensure that it is more responsive to the current health environment. This network meets monthly, face to face every three months and teleconferences in between.
Midland Portfolio Mangers Network - This network is represented by seven portfolio managers across the five Midland DHBs holding both Mental Health & Addictions portfolio's. This group meetings quarterly for face to face meetings and teleconferences every alternative month.