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

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 on Telephone Support is available on 1737 and the "Puawaitanga" Muslim Peer Support Phone line, 0800 782 999 is operational. Community Wellbeing Meetings will be held every second week from July until October 2019. To register  email



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