Delivering Mental Health Transformation in New Zealand
Improving mental health access, equity and outcomes
The Delivering Mental Health Transformation Conference 2019 brought together stakeholders in mental health from around the country to respond to the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction and where to from here.
Speakers and delegates, including Inquiry panel member Josiah Tualamali'i, shared ideas on improving mental health outcomes from the perspectives of policy, research, treatment, service use and lived experience.
We talked through New Zealand's mental health and addictions challenges with focuses on:
- Suicide, including access to assistance for the families of suicide victims
- Men's mental health
- Access to treatment
- The effect of the justice system on mental health, including in prisons
- The challenges of funding effective service
- Regional innovation, such as Waikato's Let's Talk campaign
- Developing the workforce to deliver a transformed mental health service
- The intersection between psychiatry, psychology, therapy and other specialties