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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

22 Mar 2024

Coaching clinicians new to child and adolescent mental health

“Ultimately, the Clinical Coach role has dramatically improved the experience of joining a CAMHS team for new staff, reduced the workload of taking on new staff for both clinicians and Team Leaders."

16 Feb 2024

Te Awakairangi Māori Mental Health and Addiction: February 2024

The Te Awakairangi Māori Mental Health and Addiction project is making significant progress.

14 Dec 2023

MHAIDS hosts national forum on choice and partnership

Sharing knowledge is vital to realising the benefits of the Choice & Partnership Approach (CAPA), and so MHAIDS was delighted to host the CAPA national forum earlier this year.

Last updated 28 March 2024.