If you need to talk to someone please call or text 1737.
For wider regular updates and health advice about managing, please use the Ministry of Health website. For COVID-19 health advice and information, contact the Healthline team (for free) on 0800 358 5453
Health Promotion Agency have created resources for workplaces to help raise awareness of the behaviours that will have the biggest impact on protect ourselves and others from the spread of COVID-19. These can be found here.
The government's economic package announces on 17 March 2020 can be found here.
Platform is working to improve access and choice for Deaf people who experience mental health and addiction issues. Platform is excited to support this work with Jo Witko leading the programme in collaboration with the MoH, the mental health sector and the Deaf community.
Follow this link to the Ministry of Health's website for information on mental health, wellbeing and addiction initiatives announced in the budget
Formal negotiations for mental health and addiction support workers to be included in the TerraNova settlement have now successfully concluded. More information can be found on this page https://www.platform.org.nz/Pay-Equity
Fast Track is a discussion document that highlights some of the key issues for the further development of the community support workforce. If you would like to be involved in a discussion about how best to support the development of the community support workforce and how to make progress on the issues (and actions) that have been identified in Fast Track, then Te Pou and Platform Trust are keen to talk with you about the possibility of hosting a forum in your local area. Please contact Emma Wood for further details.
On Track is the sector’s response to implementing the changes proposed in the Ministry of Health’s Rising to the Challenge and Blueprint II strategies. It aims to provide a robust evidence base to direct the system change required to better meet the needs of New Zealanders experiencing mental illness and addiction.
NZ Navigator is a free online tool to allow organisations to self-assess their current status on the core functions of an effective organisation.
Platform supports the Equally Well movement promoting the need for equitable physical health outcomes for people experiencing mental illness and addiction.