Plunket made a submission into the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction, a process designed to identify unmet needs and develop recommendations for a better mental health and addiction system for Aotearoa New Zealand.
The Inquiry asked people to tell them:
Plunket’s submission is based on an understanding of health and well-being informed by Te Whare Tapa Whā model. The four dimensions of well-being, Taha tinana (physical health), Taha Wairua (spiritual health), Taha whānau (family health), and Taha hinengaro (mental health) are equally important to the well-being of tamariki/children and their whānau and family.
Mental illness in one generation is frequently transmitted to the next. Our submission emphasizes the need for a whānau and family approach to mental health and well-being; it focuses on maternal mental health and tamariki, infant and child mental health and the strong relationship between the two.
30 June 2018