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E-Mental Health Framework Launched

The new Lakes DHB E-Mental Health and Addiction Framework has been officially launched following a presentation of the report to the Te Ara Tauwhirotanga Advisory Group in April 2019. 

The Framework is a solid foundation from which to increase the capacity and capability of our local mental health and addictions' services through a range of innovative tools and programmes. The framework was guided by two themes which emerged from the community co-design process; this included:

  • a focus on earlier intervention and
  • achieving better cultural fit for Lakes district communities.

The framework is based on a person’s recovery or access journey and reflects these various stages. The model provided below is used to evaluate solutions and services to ensure the needs of service users/tangata whaiora, their families and whānau are met.

A brief overview of 29 existing and/or potential e-mental health and addictions tools and solutions are provided within the framework. An example is provided here:


E Mental Health Framework

The Framework is publically available here. Service providers across the social sector are encouraged to access the framework and consider how they could include e-mental health and addictions solutions, tools and programmes in their current service delivery.

Our focus moving forward will be to support providers and members of the public to increase uptake of free-use funded resources and tools that have the potential to make a significant difference; particularly in the areas of prevention and early intervention. This focus will be driven by the new Lakes e-Mental Health and Addictions Collective which will seek to embed new ways of working and increase uptake through a community development approach.