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Reminder: Feedback on the Draft Service Development Plan Before 2 Nov 2012

Changing Minds have made it super easy to give feedback on Rising to the Challenge, the draft service development plan for the mental-health and addictions sector for the next five years. 

They’ve put online links to the consultation document and the feedback form in their latest e-newsletter, which you can find if you FOLLOW THIS LINK and scroll down to the second item “Rising to the Challenge – Submit!”

Feedback closes on Friday 2 November 2012 at 5.00 pm

Send your feedback to SDP@moh.govt.nz

The Ministry of Health has released for stakeholder consultation a document titled Rising to the Challenge: The Mental Health and Addiction Service Development Plan 2012–2017.

The Plan incorporates key themes from Blueprint II and advances the Government’s focus on efficiency and outcomes.

Your input is important. You don’t have to comment on everything. You could pick one section that is important to you and provide feedback on that. Each section is only a few pages long and details how the ministry proposes to implement each of their identified actions. You can help them get it right.

The main sections in the report are:

  1. Actively using our current resources more effectively
  2. Building infrastructure for integration between primary and specialist services
    • Plans include a central store of information about your mental-health and addictions history that is electronically available to all healthcare clinicians involved in any aspect of your healthcare
  3. Cementing and building on gains in resilience and recovery for those most vulnerable and for people with low-prevalence conditions and/or high needs
  4. Cementing and building on gains in resilience and recovery for those most vulnerable and for other vulnerable population groups (Māori, Pacific peoples, refugees and asylum seekers, people with disabilities and those living under economic deprivation)
  5. Delivering increased access for all age groups while building resilience and averting future adverse outcomes for infants, children and youth
  6. Delivering increased access for all age groups while increasing service integration and effectiveness for adults with high-prevalence conditions
  7. Delivering increased access for all age groups while respecting and protecting the positive contribution of our growing older population
  8. Supporting and strengthening our workforce

Consultation workshops are being conducted around the country for the rest of October. 

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 to clearly articulate Government expectations about what changes are needed to build on and enhance gains made in the delivery of mental health and addictions in recent years. The Plan incorporates key themes from Blueprint II and advances the Government’s focus on better performing public services. The plan has also been informed by input from preliminary sector consultations.

The consultation period will run from 8 October 2012 to 2 November 2012.  Feedback closes on Friday 2 November 2012 at 5.00 pm. Please note that any feedback forms received after this time will not be included in the analysis of feedback.

How to respond

You can respond using the consultation response questionnaire attached to the consultation document. Email your local coordinator to request a consultation document and feedback form.

Attend a regional consultation workshop in your region during October.

You may already be aware of these meetings.  If not, please email the contact person identified for further details if you wish to attend.

Your views and feedback are welcome and can be provided:

a) by email to:  SDP@moh.govt.nz

b)   in writing to:  April-Mae Marshall, Mental Health Service Improvement Group,  Ministry of Health,  PO Box 5013,  Wellington.

All feedback forms will be acknowledged by the Ministry of Health and a summary of feedback will be sent to all those who request a copy. We look forward to your feedback which will assist us to finalise this document.