Working with Whānau
AOD/CEP Information for families
- Alcohol.org.nz has tips and information for people who are worried about whether they, or their friends, are drinking too much.
- Kina Families and Addiction Trust helps Families understand the impact of addiction. Provides information, support and advice for family/whānau being affected by addiction.
- The Te Pou living well document is a resource for family, whānau, and friends of people using alcohol and other drugs. It provides suggestions, strategies, and ideas about how people can look after themselves while dealing with the impact of a family, whānau member, or friend's addiction.
- The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand has comprehensive information about a wide range of mental health conditions.
- The 20 Minute Guide provides parental guidance about how to help your child who is using substances or engaging in other risky behaviours.
- Parenting Strategies provides ideas/strategies for parents to help deal with or protect their children or teenagers from alcohol misuse, as well as depression and anxiety.
- The NZ Drug Foundation has resources designed to make it easier to have a discussion with young people around their alcohol and drug use. The resources include videos, infographics and a conversation planner.
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.