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Published Monday 1 May 2017

Staff and clients at Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities 3DHB (MHAIDs) forensic mental health are working to strengthen our services.

Staff and clients at Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities 3DHB (MHAIDs) forensic mental health are working to strengthen our services.

Around 65 of them gathered on Thursday in Porirua to talk about the Nga Tapuwae (footsteps) co-design project.

Clients and staff have been consulted and involved in drawing up proposed changes.

These include providing forensic clients with more information about how their rehabilitation may progress, and the routines at the service. This is right through from when they arrive until when they are discharged.

The next phase of the project will focus on making the changes.

Image: from left psychiatrist Jonathan McKinnon, project manager Avis MacAdam, Te Korowai Whariki clinical director Susanna Every-Palmer, and occupational therapists Charlotte Mills and Eve Grant.

Media contact: Chas Te Runa – 027 230 9571