NewsletterAutumn Issue 11 - May 2020

Welcome to our Autumn Newsletter and hoping you are all well and safe during this challenging time. 

With the current focus of COVID-19 we are featuring a number of related items. There are a range of suggestions and resources to support your mahi, workers, and whānau during and beyond. 

The way we now operate to meet the need of those we serve, in the environment of lockdown has meant rapid change. Te Arawa, Progress To Health and Tuhoe Hauora have kindly shared how they are working with their community response to the coronavirus. 

Taranaki have a new Planner & Funder. His name is Justin and you will find his profile here. 

The Ministry of Health published three reports on problem gambling and the Awa Association document relating to access and choice in primary health care. Links to these are within the newsletter 

  • Evaluation of the Partners for Change Outcome Management system (PCOMS) in a Gambling Treatment Setting

  • A Mixed Methods analysis of Gambling Harm for Women in New Zealand 

  • New Zealand National Gambling: Qualitative Phase 

  • Ngai Māori Insights for A Kaupapa Māori Primary (Community) mental Health & Addictions Service Model: The Analysis by Awa Associates 

Late last year Midland MH&A Regional Network held a series of wananga to get input into the development of Wellbeing Frameworks for our region. These were attended by a wide range of people giving of their time, sharing their experience and voice. It allowed us to gain a collective understanding of the aspirations of our Midland community. The four resulting documents will provide local District Health Board (DHB) districts with an overarching wellbeing framework to assist in local approaches that develop and build sustainable servicesthat have whānau at the centre. 

To read the articles featured in our Autumn newsletter click the links below: