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Monitoring and advocacy

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Monitoring and advocacy

Blueprint 11

Sector Visits

Supporting consumers and their families/whānau

Service development plan

Population indicators

 

 

 

 

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Communique following Mental Health Commission Leaders Forum, Brisbane, Australia 16 February, 2015

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Monitoring and advocacy

With the addition of the advocacy and monitoring functions, the Health and Disability Commissioner is now additionally tasked with:

  • Advocating at all levels in the sector, including providing advice to the Minister of Health for the interests of people with mental health and/or addiction problems and their families/whānau generally (rather than for individuals or groups), while taking into account the interests of other stakeholders
  • Monitoring and reporting on matters relating to the implementation of the national mental health strategy

It is the Mental Health Commissioner who is largely responsible for the performance of those functions under delegation from the Health and Disability Commissioner.

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Blueprint II

Blueprint II was released by the Mental Health Commission before it was disestablished, in June 2012. It is designed to guide the mental health and addiction sector toward adopting more responsive, cost-effective, and integrated mental health and addiction services over the next decade.

Blueprint II Improving mental health and wellbeing for all NZers: Making change happen

Blueprint II Improving mental health and wellbeing for all NZers: How things need to be

Blueprint II updated the 1998 'Blueprint for Mental Health Services in New Zealand:"How Things Need to Be".  It provides recommendations on policy settings and implementation and, if accepted by the Government, it will influence the ongoing core resourcing and performance agreements between the Ministry of Health and DHBs.

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Sector Visits

The Mental Health Commissioner continues to undertake sector visits to District Health Boards throughout the year, to assess how well mental health and addicition services in that district meet the needs of the needs of people and their families/whānau and to providedirect feedback to the DHB CEO at the end of each visit to help guide service improvements.

Visits to DHBs are a key part of the Health and Disability Commissioner's monitoring and advocacy activities. The visits are an opportunity to share innovation across services and consult on work in progress.

Read a summary of the Mental Health Commissioner's most recent sector visits:

2013

Hawke's Bay DHB visit in March 2013

Nelson Marlborough visit in April 2013

 

2012

Wairarapa DHB visit in February 2012

MidCentral DHB visit in March 2012

Whanganui DHB visit in March 2012

Wairarapa DHB visit in August 2012

Lakes DHB visit in September 2012

Bay of Plenty DHB visit in September 2012

Capital and Coast DHB visit in October 2012

Waikato DHB visit in November 2012

 

2011

West Coast DHB visit in April 2011

Canterbury DHB visit in May 2011

Counties Manukau DHB visit in June 2011

Northland DHB visit in June - July 2011

Hutt Valley DHB visit in September 2011

South Canterbury DHB visit in October 2011

Waitemata DHB visit in November 2011

Southern DHB visit in December 2011

 

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Supporting consumers and their families/whānau

The journey to recovery and development of resilience to deal with future life challenges involves the consumer and their family whānau as active partner in decisions on their treatment and social supports. The development of peer support workers has strengthened the recovery process.

In order to support  ongoing service improvements the Mental Health Commissioner will work to strengthen the systemic advisory role of consumers and families/whānau by providing support and leadership; encouraging the development of national bodies that represent consumers and families on national policy and strategy matters.

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Service development plan

The Mental Health Commissioner will continue to support the MOH to complete the National Service Development Plan for Mental health and Addiction Services (SDP) due to be released in October 2012 which will set out the Governments Priorities for the next 3-5 years for investment in service development.  Following completion of the SDP, the Mental Health Commissioner will monitor service delivery against the objectives in the plan.

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Population indicators

A set of population indicators will be monitored and regularly reported on In order to determine the mental health and wellbeing of the nation. The Mental Health Commission published the National Indicator Report in 2011, (PDF, 278Kb) and then again in 2012 (PDF, 770Kb).

The population Indicators monitored by HDC will be based on the monitoring frameworks established in these reports and the recommended monitoring framework in Blueprint II (2012).