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Aotearoa Addiction Treatment Timeline

2022-04-30T10:03:32+12:00

From our past use of fines, imprisonment, and prohibition to force change, to an approach of treating addiction as a health issue, this timeline (developed in 2019 for dapaanz's Cutting Edge conference in Auckland) tracks some of the events and legislation that have changed how Aotearoa New Zealand supports people living with addiction challenges. [...]

Aotearoa Addiction Treatment Timeline2022-04-30T10:03:32+12:00

He Ara Āwhina: Developing a framework for monitoring our mental health and wellbeing system

2022-05-11T10:08:20+12:00

During March and April 2022, the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission sought feedback on He Ara Āwhina (Pathways to Support), a framework that describes what an ideal mental health and addiction system looks like. He Ara Āwhina sets out how the Commission will monitor and advocate for improvements to the mental health and addiction system, and services. The framework [...]

He Ara Āwhina: Developing a framework for monitoring our mental health and wellbeing system2022-05-11T10:08:20+12:00

Vaccination Programme Failing Those with Mental Health and Addiction Issues

2022-04-30T10:29:44+12:00

According to the University of Otago, researchers have found that New Zealand’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out is failing to reach those with mental health and addiction issues. By 14 February this year, only 80% of people receiving mental health treatment and 78% of those receiving AOD treatment had received two vaccinations, compared to 95% of the eligible population. Read more… [...]

Vaccination Programme Failing Those with Mental Health and Addiction Issues2022-04-30T10:29:44+12:00

Dapaanz Submission in Support of Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill

2022-05-04T18:41:51+12:00

Aotearoa New Zealand’s public health system has been found to be fragmented, inequitable and inconsistent. The Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill lays the foundation for the transformation of our health system to address these issues. In December 2021, dapaanz made a submission in support of the Bill. Our submission recommended several amendments around strengthening the guarantee of independence of the [...]

Dapaanz Submission in Support of Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill2022-05-04T18:41:51+12:00

Information and Resources to Help the AOD Workforce During COVID-19

2022-04-30T09:54:03+12:00

Workforce development centre Te Pou has developed a Covid-19 portal for the AOD workforce. The portal is a collection of resources designed to support the AOD workforce as we operate in an increasingly complex, COVID-19 world. Resources available include: Providing support by phone or video call A trauma-informed approach in challenging times Working well from home Supervision by phone [...]

Information and Resources to Help the AOD Workforce During COVID-192022-04-30T09:54:03+12:00
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