Mental Health Workstream


The Mental Health Workstream is supporting a cohesive approach to mental health service provision in Canterbury. This involves improving coordination and integration between health services and other social service agencies in order to enhance service responsiveness and the experiences of mental health service users, their families and whānau

Established in 2009 and aligning to the Canterbury Clinical Network in 2012, the Mental Health Workstream provides oversight of the strategic direction of the Canterbury mental health system with an aim to achieve a user-centred, whole of system approach to mental health and addiction services. Its clinical leadership role includes reviewing current service activities and proposing transformational service improvement.

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Christchurch Mosques Attack Recovery

  • 23/07/2019 17:18:00
The Psychosocial response to the March Mosques attack in Christchurch includes streamlined pathways for support provided by primary care, NGOs and Victim Support. Work is ongoing to increase the Muslim workforce and provide support for responders impacted by the events and those involved in the court process. A school-aged response care pathway is available to schools on "Leading Lights" and a Resilience Hub website is now available. Telephone Support is available on 1737 and the "...
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Wellbeing Budget includes four year Mental Health package

  • 23/07/2019 17:14:00
The Government announced a four year mental health package to extend services in primary care, "nurses in schools, telehealth and digital services, crisis response, parenting support, suicide prevention and postvention and alcohol and drug addiction. The package also extended support in the justice sector, employment and housing and the establishment of a Royal Commission into Historical Abuse in State Care/Faith Based Institutions. You can access the full Wellbeing Budget for mental health...
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