News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Forum will discuss mental health and addiction services

Forum will discuss how services can meet the needs of those experiencing addictions and mental illness


With the Ministry of Health beginning to focus on the needs of the significant proportion of people who experience addiction issues alongside mental illness, regional DHBs have been required to reflect on how their services meet these needs and make plans for improvement.

Mental illness and addictions which occur together for people, referred to as Co-Existing Problems (CEP) in Ministry and DHB documents, are currently largely treated as separate health concerns, creating a situation where service users can find it difficult to have their needs met in a holistic way.

Plans such as the ‘Draft Canterbury Plan for Co-Existing Mental Health and Addictions Problems’ aim to outline how integrated services can be supportive of people with mental health and addictions diagnoses.

In response to this plan, Awareness, Canterbury’s mental health and addictions service user network, will be holding a forum for consumers to share their views on what helpful CEP services could look like, and for service providers to begin discussing how the NGO community sector can make use of CEP resources.

The need for community and peer support services aimed at meeting the needs of people with both mental health and addictions challenges is great. In holding this forum, Awareness hopes to support the process of developing services with consumer views taken into account.

Speakers confirmed for the forum include:
Fraser Todd, Senior Lecturer at the National Addictions Centre
Sandy McLean, Planning and Funding, CDHB, involved in developing the CEP plan
Beth Nobes, Service Delivery Manager, Consumer Advocacy Services at MHAPS
Angel Tanerau-Love, CEP peer advocate at MHAPS (Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support)
Marc Beecroft – Regional Alcohol and other Drugs consumer advisor on the Ministry of Health CEP steering group

The Awareness CEP forum will be held on Tuesday 27th March, 12.45-2.30pm at the Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC), 403a Worcester Street, Christchurch. Entry is free and open to all interested, including people who have used mental health or addictions services, service staff and mental health or addictions service managers.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis Review: Tarantino's Pitch-Perfect Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Welcome back to the violent and misogynistic, yet always entertaining world of Quentin Tarantino, who this time around focuses his dyspeptic lens on Tinseltown's pimply backside. More>>


Westpac Exiting Cake Tin: Stadium Announces Naming Rights Agreement With Sky

Wellington Regional Stadium Trust (WRST) and Sky Network Television Ltd (Sky) have announced a new partnership that will see Sky secure the naming rights of the Stadium from 1 January 2020. More>>

ALSO:

ASB Classic: Serena Williams Confirmed For 2020

One of the biggest names in sport has confirmed she will be returning to the ASB Classic in 2020. Twenty-three time Grand Slam singles champion Serena Williams will return to Auckland’s ASB Tennis Arena to challenge for the ASB Classic title. More>>


Netball: Taurua To Coach Silver Ferns Through Two More Campaigns

Netball New Zealand has confirmed Taurua will guide the Silver Ferns as they take on the Australian Diamonds in October’s Cadbury Netball Series (Constellation Cup), along with the Northern Quad Series in late January. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland