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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

31 Aug 2023

Sharing knowledge and fun at CAPA champions day

The implementation and refresh of the Choice and Partnership Approach (CAPA) is a key focus of the Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health workstream of the Mental Health and Addiction Change Programme. The aim is to encourage the model being used to its full potential and in doing so to realise its full benefits.

31 Aug 2023

Embedding peer support in MHAIDS

There have been some exciting developments in the Peer Support project this month, with new additions to the project team as well as the announcement of the MHAIDS teams selected to progress to pilot peer support staff working as part of clinical teams.

30 Aug 2023

Further funding expands Wellington Co-response Team

In a move that will strengthen our ability to support people in the community, MHAIDS has secured funding for more mental health professionals to join the Wellington Co-response Team (CRT).

Last updated 31 August 2023.