MH&A Projects 2021 / 2022
Following a recent regional Chief Executive (CEs) meeting, the CEs strongly believe that given the new health reforms it was decided that the Mental Health and Addiction Wellbeing Regional Network needed to focus its work programme on four priorities:
|Whānau & Pēpi Project|
This project is being undertaken to validate a flourishing Whānau and Pēpi community continuum of care that enhances hospital services of the Healthy Parents Healthy Children programme and focuses on vulnerable mama and pēpi.
The project will provide:
Click here for the Project Scope.
|Access & Choice Stocktake Project|
The aim of this stocktake is to confirm the Access and Choice investment and application in the Te Manawa Taki region and identify gaps and opportunities for future investment.
This stocktake is being undertaken to provide an understanding of the uptake of the Access and Choice investment in Te Manawa Taki District Health Boards during the past two years. It is also to understand the impacts the new investments have had on the moderate end of the primary mental health and addiction continuum and to ascertain the potential capacity and capability for other DHBs in Te Manawa Taki to access similar initiatives.
This stocktake will provide:
|High and Complex Needs Project|
A stocktake of how high and complex needs is currently being provided across and external to Te Manawa Taki. What support is required to meet the needs within Te Manawa Taki to establish services as determined by each DHB.
The project will provide:
The project will include:
|Youth / Rangatahi Addiction and Other Drugs|
In 2019 we held a Youth & Rangatahi Wananga in the Waikato region, from this event we gathered feedback from our young people to develop Te Piko o te Māhuri - Youth Wellbeing Framework, today we are looking a progressing this piece of work.
The first initial meeting for this project was held on the 21 February with various people from across the region to determine what the focus of the project will be and identify the right mix of rangatahi to steer and lead this project.
It was agreed the focus should be 'accessing of services for rangatahi and youth', being available at the right place and the right time, trusted faces in trusted places with people having the right set of skills to work with rangatahi and youth.
We are currently in the midst of organising the steering group, following this the development of the project scope and then we can get into the guts of the project.
Watch this space!!
This project was undertaken to validate the premise that lived experience, peer and whānau led roles are experts in their field.
To do that we need to understand the current lived experience, peer and whānau provision of service and relevant workforce development opportunities across the Te Manawa Taki region, current systems of inclusion of expertise-by-experience and innovation both inside and outside of the region.
Thereby informing the development of a regional framework that aims to grow the lived experience, peer and whānau workforce; strengthen systems of inclusion of lived experience expertise; influence and drive new initiatives; and transforming existing service provision through codesign.
The project provided:
- Increased lived experience, peer and whānau expert roles in the Te Manawa Taki region
- Exploration of lived experience, peer and whānau experience training and education for the Te Manawa Taki region
- Exploration of what innovations are in existence within and outside the Te Manawa Taki region for peer / whānau led services
- Development of a regional framework that transforms current delivery and which drives and informs new initiatives across the continuum of care (from where whānau are seen, to the board room)
- Development of Kaupapa Māori lived experience, peer and whānau led support within mainstream services and Kaupapa Māori led services