District Health Boards, Community Organisations (Not for Profit), General Practice and Primary Care Organisations
New Zealand has the reputation of being one of the first countries in the world to close long-standing long-term psychiatric hospitals. Our mental health and addiction services now include a mix of services provided by:
and Some Private Organisations and Individuals.
We need the diversity of skills, experience and knowledge in this area because there are often many things happening to a person and their family all at the same time.
Community organisations employ staff who help people stay well by connecting them to their community family and friends, this means finding places to live, things to do and employment.
"This is New Zealand’s mental health and addiction system; it has evolved over the last 15-20 years, it continues to develop, it is envied by many countries over the world and its success depends on each part of the system doing its bit well."