Whilst many tamariki who have a parent with mental health and/or addiction issues affecting wellbeing do well, a proportion are vulnerable to such outcomes as an increased risk of developing their own wellbeing issues.
This initiative aims to increase the capability of health professionals to identify and attend to the needs of these children and their whānau | family.
This may include the development of resources for the sector(s), identification of the pathways for support, and a strategic plan regarding the implementation of best-practice initiatives.
This project is led by Whāraurau in collaboration with the other workforce centres: Te Pou, Le Va, Abacus and Te Rau Ora.
In the video Dr John Crawshaw Director of Mental Health at the MoH talks about the importance of taking a family/whānau focussed approach when working in mental health and addictions services.