While Te Pou’s information work includes data and figures, it’s more than numbers. It’s about real people, real lives and real recovery. Te Pou supports services to collect information and use it effectively and this support extends internationally to peers and organisations. Together we are building a better world for people all around the world.
- USA international indicator work with Professor Pincus: Columbia University, New York. This work aims to develop a set of international indicators and involves all participating countries in the IIMHL (link). Te Pou and the New Zealand Ministry of Health are the key New Zealand contacts, contributing by assisting with indicator definitions and collecting data for the indicators.
- National Health Service benchmarking work: London, United Kingdom. This work is being led by the NHS benchmarking group in the UK and involves the IIMHL participating countries plus Norway.
- International HoNOS review: London/Newcastle, United Kingdom. The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK is reviewing the Health of the Nation Outcome Scales. The UK, Australia and New Zealand are participating in this work as the three countries that have mandated HoNOS collection at a national level. Te Pou is the New Zealand representative.
- Australian mental health outcomes and classification network (AMHOCN): Sydney, Australia. Te Pou and New Zealand have benefited from close working relationships with AMHOCN over the years. We actively participate in their national information meetings and jointly host a biannual Australasian outcomes and information conference.
New Zealand actively assists other countries with outcomes work. Te Pou contributes because we believe it is part of being a good international citizen. Sharing our work with a wider international audience will help information and outcomes give insights into peoples’ recoveries and how well providers are doing at delivering services.