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New Ministry of Health guidelines for COPMIA

The Ministry of Health will soon release the national COPMIA guideline, currently in draft. This guideline will outline the responsibilities all mental health and addiction services have to the children of parents with mental illness and or addiction (COPMIA) and their families and whānau. For some, this is going to Read more →

Govt Considers New Way of Contracting for Mental-Health Services: Social Bonds

NZ Council of Social Services – Social Bonds The Ministry of Health and Treasury have been investigating if Social Bonds can be used in New Zealand.  They are being used in limited ways in England, Australia and the USA. What are Social Bonds? Along with other initiatives like social lending, Read more →

Community Consultation on The Ministry’s Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan

The Ministry of Health is releasing for stakeholder consultation Rising to the Challenge: The Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan 2012 – 2017.  The purpose of the Plan is to provide direction for mental health and addiction service delivery across the health sector over the next five years, and Read more →

Ministry Consultation on Payment for Family Carers

Please find below the information about the Ministry of Health’s consultation on payment for family carers. The Ministry is holding workshops in various cities. Workshops afternoon and evening, Dunedin, Tuesday 2nd October. Workshops afternoon and evening, Christchurch, Wednesday 3rd October. Workshops afternoon and evening, Wellington, Monday 8th October. Workshops afternoon Read more →

A guide to developing health education resources in New Zealand Released

Rauemi Atawhai – A guide to developing health education resources in New Zealand Rauemi Atawhai – A guide to developing health education resources in New Zealand has been developed to help the Ministry of Health and its contractors produce effective and appropriate health education resources that meet the needs of Read more →

Play Computer Games to Combat Depression

SPARX Self-Help Computer Programme SPARX is a self-help computer programme for young people with symptoms of depression. The programme has been funded by the Ministry of Health and developed by a University of Auckland team which specialises in treating adolescent depression. Check out the award winning game here http://www.sparx.org.nz/

Latest Health and Disabiity NGO Email Update from Ministry of Health

A recent report on the suicide prevention action plan, developments in youth forensic services, and working together to keep children safe are all topics covered in the latest update from the Health and Disability NGO Email Update. All updates are available http://www.ngo.health.govt.nz/moh.nsf/indexcm/ngo-news-updates?Open&m_id=2.1. Or to subscribe to regular email updates email Read more →

Nationwide Ministry of Health Resources

for your information and reference – Nationwide resources….provided by Ministry of Health across New Zealand Support and help for individuals Helplines Lifeline 0800 543 354 Lifeline’s Suicide helpline 0508 TAUTOKO Youthline 0800 376 633 Kidsline 0800 543 754 (weekdays 4-6 pm) What’s Up 0800 942 8787 (one to 11 pm 7 days, Read more →

Crown Entities Reform – HPA

Health Promotion Agency (HPA) – Crown Entities Reform Bill The Government has introduced legislation to establish a new Health Promotion Agency (HPA) with the intention that it will be up and running by the middle of 2012. The Crown Entities Reform Bill covers the Health Promotion Agency and reforms some Read more →