Authors: Magdel Hammond
Event: 2023 TheMHS Forum
Subject: Models of care that can reduce preventable mental health inpatient admissions
Type of resource: Video
Abstract: Recurrent mental health Inpatient hospital admissions (as well as the utilisation of Emergency Departments) is common among some people who live with significant or acute mental distress which negatively impact on their mental health, and co-occurring substance abuse or misuse. This results in high healthcare costs which are potentially preventable. Peer support services are increasingly recognised as part of an effective service delivery continuum in mental health and addiction services, both in NGOs and DHBs. There also appears to be wide support from people living with poor mental haelth and their whānau/family, lived experience leaders and policy-makers to grow and develop peer delivered services in the mental health and addiction sector. Based on evaluations, this presentation will explore the following aspects of peer delivered, short term, acute residential service options: 1. The approaches, models and practices that are used effectively to reduce preventable hospital admissions. 2. The extent to which these models, approaches and practices are used within Aotearoa. 3. The required structural supports required to support the implementation of such service options, including funding, training, and other requirements.