Midland MH&A Projects 19/20


YWBF

“Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau”  “The way in which the young sapling is nurtured (shaped), determines how the tree will grow”

This whakatauki is our ancestors’ way of reminding us of the long term impact, early intervention and caring will have on the growth and development of our (their) mokopuna.  Commonly used to describe the early stages of a Totara tree, this metaphor also connects us to our eco-system and the reality that it takes a wide web of nurture, as well as nature, to realise the potential of the future.

In August 2019 youth throughout the Midland region attended a wananga held at Mangatoatoa Pa in Tokanui to support the development of a Youth Wellbeing Framework by sharing their whakaaro, views and aspirations as young people - please click here for the programme.  From this wananga the Midland Youth Wellbeing Framework – Te Piko o te Māhuri was developed.

“Youth are our future" 

  1. We need to invest now to reduce the impacts of long term conditions on youth and Whānau
  2. We need to prepare our current and future workforce
  3. We need services to be youth informed and enable Whānau

Te Piko o te Māhuri recognises that this generation is merely part of a continuum; that we inherit our world from our ancestors, and we hold it sacredly in trust for our future generations.  This document endeavors to:

  • Understand the clear aspirations of rangatahi
  • Encourages  for rangatahi by rangatahi in guiding the future of the Midland region
  • Provide local DHB districts with an overarching wellbeing framework to assist in local approaches that develop and build sustainable youth services and community options
  • Exercise rights of self-determination through the Midland Youth Wellbeing Framework
  • Honour the implementation of the rights of Māori youth health, wellbeing and aspirations as protected by the Treaty of Waitangi (and acknowledged within the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to which New Zealand has been a party since their endorsement of the Declaration in 2010).

To read the final Te Piko o te Mahuri - Youth Wellbeing Framework, please click here.  For the Project Scope please click here.

On behalf of the Midland region we would like to acknowledge all contributing youth and youth workers for their generous contribution in providing information and views to support the development of the Youth Wellbeing Framework.

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Whanau WBF

“Te Aho Tāhuhu, tērā te tupu o te rākau”

The Aho Tāhuhu is the first strain of Muka (harakeke fibre) that creates the first row of three from which a Korowai is created. 

The Weaver needs to ensure that the Aho Tāhuhu is as perfect as it can be because all other elements of a Korowai relies on its perfection.  Getting it right will set the creation of the Korowai in the right direction.

TAT1On the 01 October 2019 we held Te Aho Tāhuhu - Whānau Wellbeing Framework Wānanga was held in Rotorua, this included whānau lived experience, whaiora, clients, peers and or those affect by other's mental health and addiction - please click here for programme.  The feedback gathered from this wānanga this will inform the direction of the Midland Whānau Wellbeing Framework – Te Aho Tāhuhu whom believes that:

“Whānau are the Gateway to Wellbeing”

  1. Whānau will lead the development of flourishing communities
  2. Whānau will lead their own recovery
  3. The whānau workforce will have lived experience to support people’s recovery

Te Aho Tāhuhu recognises whānau part of a continuum; that we inherit our world from our ancestors, and we hold it sacredly in trust for our future generations.  The document is currently being developed but hope this will guide is to:

  • Understand the clear aspirations of whānau
  • Assure that whānau are at the centre
  • Guide local DHB districts with an overarching wellbeing framework to assist in local approaches that develop and build sustainable whānau services
  • Embedded practice of…Nothing about whānau without whānau…whānau are the smallest unit of wellbeing
  • Facilitate a solution focused approach rather than deficit focused

Te Aho Tāhuhu - Whānau Wellbeing Framework will be released soon - watch this space.  Please click here to view the Project Scope.

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Taiahaha

Kia ora tika te mau o te aho tahuhu hei whangai ko te piko o te mahuri tera te tipu o te rakau kia uhi wero kia  uhi taia mo nga mokopuna I whai ake nei…. Haumi e hui e taiki e.

  1. Ensure the fibre that weaves the pathway is strong; set flawlessly to shape and determine future directions for the health and wellbeing of our children
  2. Navigating new potential to ensure equity for Māori through strategic alignment underpinned by Mātauranga Māori.

TAT ColThe 02 October saw our region run its third wānanga in Rotorua "Taiahaha Taiahaha - Maori Wellbeing Framework", please click here for the programme.  The purpose of Taiahaha Taiahaha is to articulate the aspirations of Māori to ensure future survival, development and prosperity through a Māori Wellbeing Framework. 

We hope the feedback back captured in the development of the document expresses:

  • An understanding and clear aspirations of Māori
  • Encourages whanaungatanga for Māori by Māori in guiding the future of the Midland region
  • Provide local DHB districts with an overarching wellbeing framework to assist in local approaches that develop and  build sustainable services and community options
  • Exercise rights of self-determination through the Midland Māori Wellbeing Framework
  • Honour the implementation of the rights of Māori health, wellbeing and aspirations as protected by the Treaty of Waitangi (and acknowledged within the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to which New Zealand has been a party since their endorsement of the Declaration in 2010).

Taiahaha Taiahaha - Māori Wellbeing Framework will be released soon - watch this space.  Please click here to view the Project Scope.

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“Uhi Wero, Uhi Taia, tērā te tupu o te rākau” ‘taking on new challenges…creating new directions and outcomes’

Uhi Wero Uhi Taia was the last of the wananga held during October, we thank everyone who participated in the event.  Click here for the programme.

The purpose of Uhi Wero, Uhi Taia is to articulate the aspirations of Midland whānau to ensure their future expansion, development and prosperity through a Addiction Wellbeing Framework.

The Midland Addiction Wellbeing Framework – Uhi Wero, Uhi Taia believes that:

“Re-connecting Addiction to Wellbeing” 

UWUT ColBy designing a whānau-focused Addiction Wellbeing Framework we hope to re-connect addiction service delivery to wellbeing.  The Addiction Wellbeing Framework will inform local Models of Care development and realisation.  Uhi Wero, Uhi Taia: Addiction Wellbeing Framework will:

  • be trauma-informed
  • utilise lived experience: by whānau for whānau
  • be delivered in community settings wherever possible

We hope to do justice to the voices captured at the wānanga to ensure the document expresses:

  • An understanding of the needs of whānau and whānau with lived experience, accessing wellbeing oriented recovery services
  • A ‘by whānau for whānau’ approach in guiding the future of Midland Region Wellbeing service development
  • Identified consideration of the needs of underserved populations, particularly those of Māori

Uhi Wero Uhi Taia - Addiction Wellbeing Framework will be released soon - watch this space.  Please click here to view the Project Scope.

 


Review of Substance Abuse Compulsory Assessment Treatment (SACAT) Implementation Project

The purpose of this project is to determine how effectively Midland has implemented the Substance Abuse Compulsory Assessment Treatment legislation against the Midland Model of Care.  It is timely that an evaluation is undertaken to identify the effectiveness of the strategies implemented by each of the DHBs with a particular focus on what has worked well.

The project will provide:

  1. A clear understanding of what worked well and what did not work well
  2. Provide a clinical perspective
  3. Provide findings to Clinical Governance

Please click here for the project scope - report will be out soon.