We want you to have your say on the He Ara Āwhina service-level monitoring framework.

The framework will support the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission’s function to monitor mental health services and addiction services and will be used to advocate for improvements to those services. This function will be transferred from the Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994 when the Commission is established in February 2021.

Your feedback on three foundational questions will help us shape expectations for, and the approach to, the He Ara Āwhina service-level monitoring framework. We ask that you send us feedback by 9 December 2020.

What are we asking?

  1. Why monitor services? What do you see as the value and desired impact of the Commission’s function to monitor mental health services and addiction services and advocate for improvement to those services?
  2. Monitor what? What should be included as a mental health service and addiction service for the purpose of the Commission’s s11(1)(e) function to monitor and advocate for service improvement?
  3. How to monitor? Is the current Mental Health Commissioner’s Mental Health And Addiction Services Monitoring and Advocacy Framework(external link) ‘fit for purpose’ in light of the new Commission’s objective, functions and context? What other models, frameworks and approaches could inform the work?

How can you give us your feeback?

 You can give us feedback in three ways:

Download the discussion document and submission form

Please send us your feedback by 9 December 2020.

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