Te Pou offices are open across the country. In Auckland there are restrictions in place, and the ability to permit visitors is limited. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Te Pou offices are open across the country. In Auckland there are restrictions in place, and the ability to permit visitors is limited. We encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Six Core Strategies 2nd edition 2020

Publication date: 27 August 2020

This service review tool provides guidance for mental health services in implementing a whole-of-system and evidence-informed approach towards least restrictive practice. It is based on the original Six Core Strategies© developed in the US by the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Medical Directors Council (NASMHPD). This version has been adapted for use in New Zealand mental health services.

You can work through the full review tool of all six strategies or work through each strategy one at a time. Individual documents for each of the strategies can be downloaded below.