The first supra-regional co-design workshops have been held for district teams involved in the Maximising physical health monitoring consumers on particular antipsychotic medication treatment (clozapine and long-acting intramuscular injections) project to reduce risk of poor cardiovascular health.
Two face-to-face workshops held in Wellington and Auckland in October attracted 41 and 32 participants respectively from 17 districts, while around 40 people opted to join the workshop online on 2 November.
Before the events, attendees had been strongly encouraged to complete a 90-minute Co-design in health: an introduction e-learning module to get the most out of the workshops.
Project leader Jaqueline Ryan says the module, which includes a completion certificate, is still available and recommended as a great introduction to understanding co-design principles.
Presentation slides from the workshops have been distributed to district project teams and are available here.
Next steps include a day of supra-regional coaching on 24 November, with a session for Northern and Midland regions at 11.30–12.30 pm, followed by Central and South Island regions at 1–2 pm.
Focusing on tirohanga kaupapa Māori (the Māori perspective), the sessions will be led by Wi Keelan and Tui Taurua, who encourage teams to bring along any co-design coaching questions.
Co-design workshop two will be held in mid-February 2023, with the specific date and location yet to be confirmed.
For more information, contact MentalHealthAndAddictionTeam@hqsc.govt.nz.