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Mental Health and Addiction Change Programme

Our vision

"Mental health and wellbeing for everyone, in our communities - individuals, whānau and communities supported by trusted health services that respect people’s unique sense of culture, spirituality and wellbeing."

Mental Health and Addiction services are changing so we can:

  • Support people within their local communities
  • Deliver modern, safe, high-quality, holistic care that meets people’s needs
  • Make the best use of our resources to achieve equitable health outcomes
  • Enable and support safe and rewarding places for people to work.

We will:

  • Work in partnership with Māori, honouring our commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
  • Provide opportunities to work with, and listen to Māori, Pacific peoples, people with lived experience, and disabled communities.
  • Ensure people are at the centre of the Programme, from initial planning through to implementation stages.
  • Draw on He Ara Oranga, Living Life Well, and other reports on the need to transform mental health and addiction services.​​​

Four workstreams in the programme

​​​​​​​There are four workstreams in the Programme, which complement one another but are able to progress independently. Find out more about the workstreams and projects that sit within them

Programme news

26 May 2023

Choice and Partnership Approach revisited

Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) is one of the four workstreams of the Mental Health and Addiction Change Programme, with a key area of focus being the implementation or refresh of teams’ use of the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA).

26 May 2023

A korowai for the service: New Kaumatua welcomed

Earlier this month MHAIDS' acute inpatient unit Te Whare Ahuru welcomed Koro Meke (Michael) Keepa as Kaumatua/Cultural Advisor.

13 Apr 2023

Programme profile — De’arna Sculley

"I believe that this role has the potential to make a real positive change at a whole different level and make a difference for so many more people. It’s about equity, change and improving health outcomes."

Last updated 30 May 2023.