Planning Process

Planning Process

Mental Health & Addiction Planning Project (MHAPP)

Planning Process /Workplan

The planning approach for this project was adapted (with localised alterations) from the Planning and Budgeting for Mental Health Services module of the World Health Organisation's Mental Health Policy and Service Guidance Package. The process was outlined in detail in the January 2011 Planning & Funding Discussion Paper "Planning & Funding Mental Health at Southern DHB."  and became the workplan for this project. To acheive some of the steps in the workplan, the Core Planning Group also developed an outcomes framework - this was not explicitly detailed in the initial process as outlined in the discussion paper.  More information on outcomes frameworks can be found here.

In the July 2011 edition of MEHA News, (a regular publication from Mental Health & Addiction Planning & Funding) we announced that we would be revising the timeframes set out in the initial workplan.  [Read MEHA News announcement]

As of September 2011, we set revised timeframes, as outlined below. Items in italics were not part of our planning project, but were included as they were considered potentially relevant to it.  



23 September

Expressions of Interest (EoI) for MHAPP Peer Review advertised on

Late September

Mental Health Commission (MHC) plans to release new Blueprint concept document

10 October

EoI for MHAPP Peer Review close

10 October

Announcement of winner, MHAPP Cover Design Competition

10 October

World Mental Health Day press releases

12 October

Shortlist completed - EoI

14 October

Request for Proposals (RFP) - to shortlist from Peer Review EoI

14 October

Release first draft of plan to CPG

28 October

RFP for Peer Review closes

By 4 November

Supplier for Peer Review selected

7 November

Peer Review contract negotiations begin

14 November

Peer Review contract commences

31 October

2-4pm, CPG Meeting - discuss draft plan

Early November

Release draft plan to MoH and ASMS

30 November

2-4pm, CPG Meeting - develop draft plan

16 December

Peer Review contract completion date


MHC plans to release Blueprint discussion document

Early 2012

Consultation on Blueprint

26 January

2-4pm, CPG Meeting - discuss peer review report, seek endorsement of final draft of plan

February (Date TBC)

CPHAC/DSAC/Board - seek endorsement of final draft of plan and approval to consult

February 17 - April 11

Public Consultation


Plan launch

End May 2012

New Blueprint launched