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Equal Access to Wellbeing - Focus group 3

Evidence shows that tāngata whaikaha (disabled people) are much more likely to experience mental health and addiction needs than the general population. Additionally, they and their whānau can experience significant challenges in accessing what they need, when they need it, from the people best skilled to provide it. The Equal access to wellbeing project seeks to respond to these longstanding concerns with a focus on strengthening the health and disability workforces to improve access to and quality of care for this group.

The aim of project is to develop a national knowledge and skills framework for mental health and addiction and disability workforces that addresses the needs of tāngata whaikaha who experience mental health and addiction needs. The project is providing several opportunities for individuals and groups to provide feedback to its draft Equal Access to Wellbeing framework. Further information on Equal Access to Wellbeing project can be found here.

Download the Equal Access to Wellbeing draft framework in PDF format.

Download the Equal Access to Wellbeing draft framework in Word format.

We welcome a diversity of experiences and perspectives.

The session is designed to:

  • Capture your specific feedback on the draft framework.
  • Endorse strengths of the framework.
  • Identify gaps.

A link to an outlook invitation and Zoom meeting will be sent closer to the date. In the meantime, please pencil the time and date in your calendar. Registrations will close two working days before the meeting date. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch


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