Authors: Lorraine Eade, NEW ZEALAND
Event: 2004 TheMHS Conference
Subject: Culture and Healing
Type of resource: Conference Presentations and Papers
Abstract: Improving Maori mental health continues to be a high priority for the New Zealand government. This is outlined in several Ministry of Health strategies, including ‘ Looking Forward: Strategic Directions for Mental Health Services’, ‘Moving Forward: The National Plan for More and Better Services’ and ‘Te Puawaitanga : The National Maori Mental Health Strategy’. The Ministry of Health is currently consulting on ‘Improving Mental Health – The Second National Mental Health and Addiction Plan 2005 –2015’, which further cements the momentum of improving services and outcomes for Maori service users. Te Roopu Awhiowhio carried out a South Island Maori Mental Health review on behalf of the six South Island District Health Boards. The Review informed them of a three year strategy for the South Island which focuses its energies on a financial growth path for Maori mental health service development, project work and guideline implementation.
Koē koē te kōkō
kētē kētē te kākā
kūkū te kērērū
Every one has a different sound, look and the difference is significant.
He mihi atu ki ngā iwi o ngā hau e whā
mā te atua he tiaki he manaakitanga
i roto i Te Ao Marama
Tihei Mauri Ora