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Mental Health Commissioner Meetings in Hawkes Bay 14 March 2013

The Mental Health Commissioner will be visiting Hawkes Bay on Thursday, 14 March 2013.

The Mental Health Commissioner’s purpose is to enhance mental health and wellbeing for all New Zealanders. The Commissioner focuses on society’s overall response to mental health and wellbeing and on services for people experiencing mental distress and/or addiction.

The Commissioner works to give voice to the needs and perspectives of people experiencing mental distress and addiction challenges and their families/whānau.

Every month the Commissioner visits a District Health Board area and holds meetings with interested people, including school counsellors, government agencies, NGOs and staff from service providers including clinicians, and managers.

What happens with this information?
After the meetings we will provide a summary of our findings to the Chief Executive Officer of the District Health Board.  They do not reveal the identity of anyone who talks to them.

A summary of this visit’s findings will be on the Commission’s website in June 2013 at http://www.hdc.org.nz/about-us/mental-health-and-addictions/monitoring-and-advocacy. If you do not have access to the internet please call us on 09 373 1060 and we will be happy to print it out and send it to you.

The information also helps the Commissioner understand the important issues in relation to mental health and addiction services. The Commissioner advises the Minister of Health on the implementation of the mental health and addiction strategy.

Please see the list of meetings to find the one that is right for you.  It is important to hear your experiences and views.

For catering purposes, please confirm your attendance by email to vcreamer@hdc.org.nz or telephone (09) 373 1025 as soon as possible.  Please also advise if you have any special requirements in attending the meeting.

Date: 14 March 2013

Venue: Shakespeare Room, Hawkes Bay Opera House, 101 Hastings Street South, Hastings.

Meeting Schedule

TIME MEETING
11.00 am – 11.15 am Morning Tea
 11.15 am – 12.30 pm  

Support Providers, NGOs and Inter-Government Agencies Only | Attendees:  WINZ, CYF, Police, Education, Housing, Justice/Courts, City Council, NGOs

 

12.45 pm – 2:45 pm LUNCH INCLUDEDMāori Mental Health Providers, Māori focused NGOs, HBDHB Māori Clinical Services  Only

Attendees: Māori Mental Health Providers, Māori focused NGOs, HBDHB Māori Clinical Services

 

3.00 pm to 3.15 pm Afternoon Tea Break
3.15 pm – 4.15 pm Primary Health Care Providers Only

Attendees: includes  liaisons, counsellors, Primary Health Care Nurses, PHOs, Pharmacists, Psychologists, GPs

 

4.30 pm – 5.20pm  Consumer Requests for 1:1 appointments

 

5.30pm – 7.30pm DINNER INCLUDEDConsumers and Family/Whānau Only

Attendees: People who have used or use mental health or addiction services and family/whānau

Learn About New Blood Glucose Meters for People with Diabetes

Pharmac recently announced that they are changing the brand for subsidised Blood Glucose Meters. Those who monitor their blood glucose will need to change meter brands if they wish to continue to receive fully subsidised meters. A series of community meetings are being held to share information with the people who are affected by this change.

Nationwide Disability Services Consumer Forums 2013 Schedule 18 Feb – 25 March

2013 consumer forums

The Ministry of Health would like to hear your comments and ideas about the disability services they purchase.

More information please see here http://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/disability-services/disability-projects-and-programmes/consumer-forums-hui-fono/2013-consumer-forums

The Ministry of Health is committed to enabling people with disabilities to lead a good life. Disability Support Services staff will be travelling to towns around NZ to let you know what the Ministry plans to do over the next few years. Your questions, comments and ideas will help them to get it right.

Who attends?

If you are a person with a disability, a family member or friend of a person with a disability we would welcome your attendance at these forums. You do not need to be a current user of Ministry-funded disability support services.

Where will the forums be held?

Four forums, one hui and one fono are being held in both the North and South Islands. The schedule below shows when they are coming to your area. Hui and fono will focus on improving disability services to Maori and Pasifika peoples.

How to register

It is important that you register if you would like to come along, for catering. You can register using the 0800 phone number OR the text number OR register online OR the email address below:

Sign Language Interpreters will be available at each meeting, other language interpreters will be arranged on request.

What topics will be covered?

  • the new model for supporting people with a disability
  • respite
  • individualised funding
  • choices in community living
  • supported living options
  • carer support
  • child and youth projects
  • behaviour support

It is hoped the forums, hui and fono will provide you with useful information and give you an opportunity to share ideas and give feedback.

Schedule of Disability Services Consumer Forums 2013

Locations, Dates, Meeting Times and Venues

  • Whangarei Forum: Monday 18 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Kingsgate Hotel Whangarei 9 Riverside Drive Whangarei
  • Auckland Fono: Tuesday 19 February 9:30am – 2:00pm Waipuna Hotel 58 Waipuna Rd Mt. Wellington, Auckland
  • Auckland Forum: Wednesday 20 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Waipuna Hotel 58 Waipuna Rd Mt. Wellington, Auckland
  • Hamilton Forum: Thursday 21 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton 100 Garnet Ave Te Rapa Hamilton
  • Hamilton Hui: Friday 22 February 9:30am – 2:00pm Kirikiriroa Marae 180 Dey Street, Hamilton East
  • Napier Forum: Monday 25 February 9:30am – 1:00pm Napier Memorial Conference Centre 48 Marine Parade Napier
  • Christchurch Forum: Monday 18 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport 550 Memorial Avenue Christchurch
  • Christchurch Hui: Tuesday 19 March 9:30am – 2:00pm Rehua Marae 79 Springfield Road Christchurch
  • Christchurch Fono: Wednesday 20 March 9.30am – 2.00pm Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport 550 Memorial Avenue Christchurch
  • Dunedin Forum: Thursday 21 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind Cnr Hillside and Law Streets, South Dunedin
  • Invercargill Forum: Friday 22 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Pacific Island Advisory and Cultural Trust 135 Bowmont Street Invercargill
  • Wellington Forum: Monday 25 March 9:30am – 1:00pm Brentwood Hotel 9 Kemp Street Kilbirnie Wellington

A Chance to Tell the Commission about Mental Health and Addiction Services in Your Area: Auckland 14 Feb 2013

The Mental Health Commissioner will be visiting Auckland on Thursday, 14 February 2013.

A Chance to Tell the Commission about Mental Health and Addiction Services in Your Area

The Mental Health Commissioner’s purpose is to enhance mental health and wellbeing for all New Zealanders. The Commissioner focuses on society’s overall response to mental health and wellbeing and on services for people experiencing mental distress and/or addiction.

The Commissioner works to give voice to the needs and perspectives of people experiencing mental distress and addiction challenges and their families/whānau.

Every month the Commissioner visits a District Health Board area and holds meetings with interested people, including school counsellors, government agencies, NGOs and staff from service providers including clinicians, and managers.

What happens with this information?
After the meetings the Commission will provide a summary of our findings to the Chief Executive Officer of the District Health Board.  They do not reveal the identity of anyone who talks to them.

A summary of this visit’s findings will be on the Health and Disability Commission’s website in the May 2013 at http://www.hdc.org.nz/about-us/mental-health-and-addictions/monitoring-and-advocacy. If you do not have access to the internet please call on 09 373 1060 and they will be happy to print it out and send it to you.

The information also helps the Commissioner understand the important issues in relation to mental health and addiction services. The Commissioner advises the Minister of Health on the implementation of the mental health and addiction strategy.

Date: 14 February 2013

Venue: Pukekawa Room, Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Road, Parnell. Limited parking around building marked ‘Jubilee Visitors’ or further parking available in surrounding streets and the museum. 

To book a 1-on-1 appointment with The Commissioner, service-users should RSVP to Vanessa Creamer via email  vcreamer@hdc.org.nz or phone 0800 11 22 33 for a time.

List of Auckland Community Meetings

TIME MEETING
 9.00am – 10.00am  Funding and Planning Only
Attendees: Portfolio Managers

 

10.00am – 10.15am Morning Tea Break

 

 10.15am – 11.45pm  Support Providers, NGOs and Inter-Government Agencies Only
Attendees:  WINZ, CYF, Police, Education, Housing, Justice/Courts, City Council

 

12.30pm – 2:30pm LUNCH INCLUDEDMaori Mental Health Providers, NGOs, ADHB Maori Clinical Services  Only – Held at Mahitahi premises 15a Ronwood Avenue, Manukau
Attendees: Māori Mental Health Providers, NGOs, ADHB Māori Clinical Services 
2.30 – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea Break/Travel Time

 

3.30pm – 5.00pm Primary Health Care Providers Only
Attendees: includes  liaisons, counsellors, Primary Health Care Nurses, PHOs, Pharmacists, Psychologists, GPs

 

5.15pm – 6.00pm Consumer Requests for 1:1 appointments 
6.00pm – 8.00pm DINNER INCLUDED
Consumers and Family/Whānau Only
Attendees: People who have used or use mental health or addiction services and family/whānau

 

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