The ministry sought collaborative responses to deliver the service to the enrolled population of selected general practices within a defined geographical area. Canterbury Clinical Network facilitated the development of the Canterbury response.
Development of this response included the establishment of a sponsorship group of the three PHOs, Navigate Waitaha and the CDHB. This group was supported by the discussions and decisions put forward by a technical advisory group (TAG). The TAG consisted of:
- Independent Chair
- Consumer/peer services
- Primary mental health
- Specialist mental health
- General practice
- Pasifika NGO provider
- Kaupapa Māori NGO provider
- Mental Health & Addictions provider
- CCN Alliance Leadership Team
- CALD and Rainbow Communities
A co-design workshop was held 6 September and the key themes from that were incorporated into Canterbury's proposal. The Te Tumu Waiora model, recently piloted both nationally and regionally, was referenced in the design of a Canterbury response. Some information on Te Tumu Waiora can be found here.
The Sponsor Group and the TAG met weekly to work through the requirements of the response; communications will continue to go out to stakeholder groups. This website will be kept updated with information as it comes in.
This RFP is only one small part of a much larger Wellbeing budget, and was only one step along the journey that Canterbury has already been taking towards designing a mental health system that our population needs. Other Ministry RFPs for Maori and Pacific mental health initiatives have been released and close shortly.
Wider - and deeper - engagement with stakeholders and consumers will develop over time.