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Improving mental health and wellbeing is a priority for our DHBs. The Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) provides a valuable service for our communities, including some of the most vulnerable people across our population.

We have made significant progress since we integrated our services in 2015 in order to provide the highest level of care across the communities of Wairarapa, Hutt Valley and Wellington. We acknowledge the commitment of teams throughout MHAIDS and the quality of services they provide. MHAIDS is, and will remain, our core provider of services for people with mental health, addictions and intellectual disability needs.

We are now consulting on a proposed clinical governance and leadership structure for MHAIDS. 

The proposed structure has been designed to meet the key principles identified through the Allen + Clarke engagement process with staff and stakeholders. It aligns with the future direction of the three DHB MHA strategy—Living Life Well, the recommendations of He Ara Oranga and the Government’s Wellbeing Budget 2019.

Consultation Process

We are seeking your feedback on the proposed model and whether it delivers on our key principles of clear clinical governance, cultural responsiveness and local leadership. Your feedback is encouraged and is an important part of building the best structure for our people, clients and communities.

You can view the consultation document here.

Have your say

The consultation document will guide you in your response to this proposal.

Submit your feedback via email:

Feedback will close at 5pm on Friday 31 January 2020.

Last updated 24 January 2020.