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. Further information on Equal Access to Wellbeing project can be found here.
The project is providing several opportunities for individuals and groups to provide feedback to its draft Equal Access to Wellbeing framework.
Download the Equal Access to Wellbeing draft framework in PDF format.
Download the Equal Access to Wellbeing draft framework in Word format.
This session is designed for the lived experience and peer workforces, and aims to:
- Provide information on the Equal Access to Wellbeing project.
- Reflect on the framework from the perspective of the lived experience and peer workforces (do you see yourselves in this work?).
- Identify examples of best practice.
- Reflect on the role of peer workers within the disability sector.
A link to an outlook invitation and Zoom meeting will be sent closer to the date. In the meantime, please register and pencil the time and date in your calendar. Registrations will close two working days before the meeting date.
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