Strengthening the way in which we work collectively to bring about change across the mental health and addiction system is a key theme in On Track. To better understand how we effectively build both the knowledge and skills for successful collaborations as well as collaborative organisations, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou) and Platform Trust have outlined what it takes in an infographic -  Collaboration in the mental health and addiction sector (see below). This identifies:

  • the cycle of collaboration – the why, how and what of collaboration
  • the values and behaviours of collaborative workers
  • the values and approaches of a collaborative organisation
  • the collaboration continuum – the relationships and structural characteristics along the collaboration continuum.

The infographic draws on an international literature review - Collaborative capability in the mental health and addiction sector.  

The review aims to provide clarity and direction for the mental health and addiction sector around collaboration and partnerships. The emphasis is on the development of collaborative capability: across and within communities of people, culture, practice and place. The review considers collaboration through three lenses – citizen engagement, collaborative capability and technical approaches to partnerships.

The literature review is available in full or each chapter is available to be downloaded separately (see below).