Many services are currently in the planning process to develop service level responsiveness and capability to people with co-existing problems (CEP).
This has led a number of organisations to ask for guidance on recommended areas of focus. To assist with this, Te Pou, Matua Raki and the Werry Centre have developed the co-existing problems service checklist for mental health and addiction (alcohol and other drugs and problem gambling) organisations to use as part of their planning.
This checklist is designed to recognise areas where co-existing problems practice is working well and also identify initiatives that will strengthen the way in which tangata whaiora/service users are supported with co-existing problems. It is a tool that can be incorporated into an existing planning process or be used to facilitate discussions in teams about current practice.
The electronic design enables organisations to add their own information to the checklist and includes links to relevant resources that provide further information.