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:

  1. A clear model of care that explores hub and spoke opportunities
  2. Expand the current scope of service delivery to include tāne and significant others
  3. Expand the current service deliver to include mātauranga Māori models of care
  4. Explore opportunities to broaden the continuum of care across primary, secondary, tertiary and community options such as respite to enhance service provision
  5. Explore opportunities to increase funding to support service change and workforce development

Click here for the Project Scope.

Access & Choice Stocktake Project

A Stocktake of Uptake of the Choice and Access Funding received by Te Manawa Taki DHBs in the last two years. The stocktake on uptake is to include service description, effectiveness of service and key performance indicators (if any) and potential ability (roll out) for other DHBs to access similar initiatives. Key impacts on moderate end of the primary continuum.

**Project updates will be posted soon.

Youth / Rangatahi Addiction and Other Drugs

Services for youth to enable early access for both non and specialist care.

**Project updates will be posted soon.

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 within Te Manawa Taki to establish services as determined by each DHB.

**Project updates will be posted soon.

Te Manawa Taki Lived Experience and Whānau Led Strategy


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:

  1. Increased lived experience, peer and whānau expert roles in the Te Manawa Taki region
  2. Exploration of lived experience, peer and whānau experience training and education for the Te Manawa Taki region
  3. Exploration of what innovations are in existence within and outside the Te Manawa Taki region for peer / whānau led services
  4. 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)
  5. Development of Kaupapa Māori lived experience, peer and whānau led support within mainstream services and Kaupapa Māori led services

Please click here for the project scope and click here for the final document.