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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.

Whanganui DHB: Improving Service Transitions through focusing on CHOICE

26 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Janice Bowers, clinical nurse manager at Whanganui DHB has been leading a project for ICAMHAS (Infant, child and adolescent mental health and addiction services) to improve the way the department manages service transitions.

Co-design will help improve transitions

15 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The Connecting Care Project will see health service providers, consumers, and their families and whānau working together to better understand and improve the experience of transitions between or within providers.

Mental health and addiction programme hosts AUT students

3 Oct 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Auckland University of Technology students Nicole Oliveri and Alisi Fangupo have been learning about the challenges of the mental health and addiction sector during their placement with the mental health and addiction quality improvement programme.

New national mental health staff survey live – don’t miss out!

1 Aug 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Thousands of staff working in mental health and addiction (MHA) services in New Zealand will be taking a few minutes to 'have their say' this month and help inform the future direction and focus of MHA quality improvement initiatives.

Second quality improvement facilitator course begins in July

27 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The second cohort of health professionals is about to begin the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s mental health and addiction programme’s quality improvement facilitator course.

Mental health fono spotlights high seclusion rates for Pacific peoples

8 Jun 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

The high numbers of Pacific mental health and addiction (MHA) consumers who experience seclusion in district health board (DHB) MHA in-patient services was one of the drivers behind a national Pacific health fono held during May.

National event marks ‘the beginning of the end’ for seclusion

28 Mar 2018, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Stakeholders from across the country joined the Commission and Te Pou this month, to begin the important work of the national collaborative Zero Seclusion: towards the elimination of seclusion by 2020.

Local QI projects underway in mental health & addiction sector

14 Dec 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

A few months after the new quality improvement facilitator training course, participants from DHBs and NGOs across the country have started to drive local projects to improve mental health and addiction services.

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Lord Adebowale inspires mental health & addiction sector

7 Dec 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

In a free workshop for the mental health and addiction sector in Auckland on 22 November, Lord Adebowale gave an inspiring and engaging keynote address about mobilising our communities.

Mental health workshop with Lord Victor Adebowale

22 Nov 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Lord Victor Adebowale, CBE, Chief Executive of the health and social care organisation Turning Point* will be speaking at a workshop for mental health consumer representatives and service providers. Attendance is free.

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Let’s get out and behind Mental Health Awareness Week

9 Oct 2017, Mental Health & Addiction Quality Improvement

Staff at the Health Quality & Safety Commission are being encouraged to ‘get out and into nature’ for at least an hour this week, to promote their mental health and wellbeing as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2017.