The oversight group
This group has the responsibility to get the network up and running. The oversight group comprises leaders from the Ministry of Health, Health Quality and Safety Commission, and Te Pou and includes the Ministry of Health’s Chief Advisor, Māori. Collectively, they are accountable to deliver and oversee Whāriki. They decide on the network’s initial design and structure and respond to feedback to shape Whāriki.
The support team
A small project team is doing the mahi to set up Whāriki. This includes two ringa kohikohi (knowledge brokers) who connect people into the network and forge connections between them. They find, translate and share knowledge, and facilitate hui to enable the sharing of what works. The ringa kohikohi are supported by people with communications, technology and administration skills.
Currently being tested, the platform will help people connect to share resources, their experiences and innovations.
Whāriki will comprise innovators, leaders and influencers across mental health and addiction services including tangata whenua, people with lived experience, clinicians, planners and funders, and service managers that reflect the diversity of Aotearoa. Members will bring their collective knowledge, diverse perspectives and an openness to learn from each other and adopting innovative solutions.