Current Funding

Southern DHB Mental Health & Addiction Funding

Most of the funding for mental health and addiction services that are delivered in the Southern DHB region comes through the Government Vote Health Allocations of the Government's budget process.  It is then applied via the Planning and Funding team ("the Funder Arm").  The Funder Arm contracts with various providers, including NGOs and DHB-run mental health services ("the Provider Arm"). 

The Southern DHB Funder Arm is budgeted to spend 87.3million/annum on mental health and addiction services during 2011/20112  This figure does not include:

  • Most specialist prescribing (this is counted against the pharmaceuticals budget)
  • Most mental health promotion

The 87.3m expenditure budgeted for 2011/12 is shown in the following table:

2011/12 Mental Health and Addiction Spend  $'m
Activity Based Day Programmes 2.22
Advisory Roles 0.44
Advocacy - Adults 0.26
Alcohol & Drug 4.15
Child & Youth Alcohol & Drug  0.96
Child & Youth Community MHA Services  0.39
C&Y Residential 1.09
Co-existing problems services 0.88
Community MH - Child & Youth 5.71
Community MH - Hospital Liaison 0.28
Community MH - Nursing/Allied 10.68
Community MH - Older People 0.65
Community MH - Senior Medical 3.41
Community Residential (incl Supported Landlord) 6.20
Community Support 2.57
Community Support - Mild - Moderate 0.41
Early Intervention Service - Otago 0.66
Eating Disorders 0.17
Emergency Response - Southland 1.10
Emergency Response - Otago 2.48
Family/Whanau Support 0.67
Forensic Services 5.76
Home Support - Domestic Assistance 0.81
Home Support - Personal Care  0.56
Inpatient Services  15.78
Kaupapa Maori MH Services 2.19
Methadone Treatment  1.10
Misc  0.12
Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination  1.06
Primary Mental Health  1.75
Prison/Court Liaison 0.51
Psychiatric Day Programme - Dunedin  0.73
Rehab Beds (Ward 11, Dunedin) 4.25
Respite 0.79
South Island Regional Specialist Services 5.86
Specialist Psychotherapy Service 0.41
Work Rehabilitation Support 0.20
   
 Total Annual Expenditure 87.27