MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
CO-DESIGNING IMPROVED PATHWAYS TO MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING SERVICES
This report is intended to identify what needs to change to deliver a regional Mental Health and Addiction services system that is readily available, equitable and responsive to peoples needs and preferences by capturing the voice of whānau, communities and professionals.
The Collaborative Design of Mental Health & Addictions approach sits as an initiative and priority within the Growing Collective Wellbeing Regional Suicide Prevention Strategy. Whānau identified the challenge to finding the right type of support at the right time was difficult and daunting. Whānau talked about experiencing discrimination and judgement through their interactions with different services. Community and practitioners wanted to see a collaborative re-design of services to make finding support a mana-enhancing experience.