Advisory Group

Advisory Group members provided specific advice to the Mental Health and Addiction Planning Project on issues where special expertise was needed, and were invited to participate in a brainstorming session.

The Advisory Group included representation from mental health of older people, intellectual disability dual diagnosis, and many agencies outside of the mental health and addiction sector.  Members came from throughout, and beyond, our DHB region.  Their knowledge of the wider and often complex factors that impact on the health of our population was invaluable as we worked towards the best possible mental health and addictions plan for the people of the Southern DHB District.