If you need to contact someone to talk about recent events in Christchurch or anything else, please call or text 1737.
Platform Trust is proud to be the secretariat for this recently launched initiative based on a recommendation in He Ara Oranga - report on the government inquiry on mental health and addiction.
The group aims to achieve cross-party dialogue to develop a collective vision and the direction of mental health and addictions wellbeing in New Zealand.
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.