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He Hohonga Kōrero – The Conversation Café

5 Jun 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Conversation Café meets monthly, via video conference, to discuss the challenges of living with mental health and addiction (MHA) issues as well as MHA service developments planned to address some of the challenges people are facing.

Teams share progress on mental health projects

15 May 2020, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Teams participating in a project for the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme met for a learning session in February.

Quality improvement in mental health at Canterbury DHB

26 Nov 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Vicki Dent, acting quality manager, Specialist Mental Health Services at Canterbury District Health Board, explains what she hopes to achieve in her role working in quality improvement.

Making mental health a priority during Mental Health Awareness Week

11 Oct 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction (MHA) quality improvement programme organised several activities to acknowledge and celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 (23–29 September).

Profile: Leigh Murray, family advisor at Auckland DHB

8 Oct 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Leigh Murray works for Auckland District Health Board (DHB) mental health services as a family advisor. Leigh recently presented at the Commission's MHA programme's learning session in August.

Quality improvement facilitators graduate

30 Apr 2019, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A second cohort of health professionals has recently graduated from the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator (QIF) course.

MidCentral DHB: Reducing readmission rates amongst high-end users

26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Discovering that just 20 percent of their mental health and addiction (MHA) service consumers were using 80 percent of the allocated funds provided the impetus for a quality improvement project at MidCentral DHB.