The design process for the Local Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Service is progressing well, with around 60 people from across the mental health and addiction sector attending the second workshop this week.
At this week’s workshop, Phillippa Gaines gave a presentation on how Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs could provide direct support for tāngata whaiora, avoiding the need for assessment and screening processes in Emergency Departments or MHAIDS services. As part of this, she emphasised the principle of co-design - any of the proposed integrated Hubs will be community-led and co-designed.
While Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Hubs represent a separate project within the Community Mental Health and Addiction workstream, there is a strong relationship between the two. See our FAQ for more information about the differences between these two projects.
Alicia Graham then presented on how data is being used to inform the Local Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Service. She outlined who our people are, where they live, and where referrals to Mental Health and Addiction Services come from, and shared data around health outcome metrics.
Practical sessions then got underway, with the first focusing on ‘A Day in the Life’ of the Local Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Service. Groups were assigned either the proposed First Response, or the Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.
They mapped out how the service and its functions would work in real life, and stress tested the new model using real life scenarios. They were invited to consider:
We have worked to make sure we have representatives from across the sector. These will include many of your colleagues, who will be able to keep you informed and provide input on your behalf. If you have any questions, please reach out via email@example.com.