Project status: Survey closed 20 April 2011. Analysis has been completed. Report available as part of the Situational Analysis - download by clicking here.
The Pathways to Support project was co-ordinated by Steve Catty from our Project Support Team. Through a survey and focus groups, we identifed and documented pathways to and from services that offer support to people with a mental health and/or addiction need in Southern DHB.
The objectives of this project were:
- to better understand how people currently access support for a mental health and/or addiction need in Southern DHB, in order to inform the Mental Health and Addiction Planning Project
- to identify any barriers to accessing support in the current organisation of services and supports.
The survey tool that was used collected information from each service on the journey of a "hypothetical service user" who is representative of most of the service users for that service. It also asked questions on potential/perceived barriers in the organisation of services, and about what works well to support people to access services/support.
Focus groups with service users and family/whanau were held where possible.
Key project stakeholders
- Service Users
- DHB Provider Arm Services
- NGO providers
- Primary care sector
- Private practitioners
- Planning & Funding
For this project, we aimed to achieve:
- Engagement of a sufficient number of services, with sufficient representation of the geographic region of the Southern DHB and continuum of services
- Production of the report by the task deadline
The services included in this project were defined as:
- All services/support organisations that are funded by Southern DHB to provide a mental health and/or addiction service
- Selected Intellectual Disability and Mental Health of Older People Services, to be separately analysed for contextual information
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