Gain an insight into the inner workings of the Mental Health system and how to access services. Explore the CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), and other community and voluntary agencies that can support people in the community. In a vibrant and ever-changing sector, this workshop is an essential tool in the orientation of those who are new to the sector, those from outside the sector or for those wanting a refresher.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Understanding what and where the system and sector have been influenced
Overview of Primary Health initiative "Te Tumu Waiora"
Overview of CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services
Overview of non-government organisations, specifically contracted by the CDHB to provide community-based alternatives for people living with mental health issues
Overview of community and voluntary-based services that could support people living with mental health issues
How to connect with each agency - access, processes and procedures
Discover how a combination of service provisions can provide the people you support to live well in the community
Working with Whānau
Working within Communities
Working with Service Users
Working with Maori
Professional and Personal Development
Jackie has been an active member of the mental health and addiction sector since 2001 and held the co-chair role at Navigate Waitaha (Canterbury Mental Health and Addiction NGO Leadership Group) for four years. Her experience across a range of roles and organisations provides insight into mental health service delivery, strategic health direction and organisational development.
Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above
Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.
Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged.
No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.
MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.
Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.
Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.