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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

 

  END OF DAY 1

 

Blueprint II Launched 13 June 2012

Launch of Blueprint II

Blueprint II was to be launched at Parliament on 13 June 2012. Blueprint II is a ten year plan to make sure that future users of mental health and addiction services, their families and whānau are getting the services they need, when they need them and where they need them.

It has been developed by the Mental Health Commission in close consultation with the wider mental health and addiction sector. The implementation of Blueprint II will be monitored by the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner.

Recovery Meanings and Measures Report Released

The Mental Health Commission released the Recovery Meanings and Measures report on November 2nd 2011.  This report is a literature scan to clarify the concept of recovery and describe different recovery measures, as part of initial work to develop a “DHB Recovery Report Card”.

It is a resource for those working in mental health and addiction to help them understand the concept of recovery and how to evaluate the extent to which the services they provide are focused on recovery.

An online copy of the publication can be found here.

http://www.mhc.govt.nz/sites/mhc.govt.nz/files/Recovery%20meanings%20and%20measures.pdf

Mental Health Commission NGO-Managers’ Community Meeting

The Mental Health Commission is meeting with Managers from NGOs involved with mental health and addiction.

  • Time: 1.30pm – 3.00pm (afternoon tea provided)
  • Date: Thursday, 3 November 2011
  • Where: Quality Hotel, Lincoln Green Hotel & Conference Centre, 159 Lincoln Road, Henderson, Auckland

These meetings are hosted by a Commissioner and Commission staff. You will have the opportunity in a group setting to discuss your views of the mental health and addiction services in your area.

Please RSVP to saasha.everiss@mhc.govt.nz or call on (04) 474 8911 by Wed, 26 Oct 2011.

If you cannot attend a meeting or would rather write your comments please feel free to email your views to saasha.everiss@mhc.govt.nz, or to Waitemata Sector Visit, Mental Health Commission, PO Box 12479, Wellington 6144

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

The Commission anticipates having a summary of this visit on the Commission’s website by early December 2011 at http://www.mhc.govt.nz/sector-visits . If you do not have access to the internet please call us on 04 474 8900 and we will be happy to print it out and send it to you.

The information you give us helps the Commission understand the important issues in relation to mental health and addiction services. The Commission advises the Minister of Health on the implementation of the national mental health and addiction strategy.

Please feel free to pass this invite on to people you think might be interested.