Professionals / Tohunga
Supporting Parents Healthy Children (SPHC) is an across-workforce programme project led by Werry Workforce Whāraurau. The across-workforce national project team (Werry Workforce Whāraurau, Matua Raki, Te Pou, Le Va, Te Rau Matatini and Abacus) in partnership with the Ministry of Health are working together to support services to implement the national SPHC Guideline.
This website provides a range of information and resources to support managers and clinicians to implement the guideline:
Parents want the best for their children and this Guideline provides all mental health and addiction services, adult, infant, child and youth services alike, with the mandate to work in a family-focused way to help parents achieve this. This will ensure that the wellbeing of children is everyone’s responsibility, not just infant, child and youth services.
The Guideline outlines essential and best practice elements of family and whānau focused practices that all mental health and addictions services are expected to be actively working towards.
The Launch of the Guideline occurred on the 29th September, 2015. In February 2016 we offered 4 workshops (Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch). These workshops offered an opportunity to hear the expectations of the Ministry of Health in relation to putting practices and processes in place in across all mental health and addictions services with respect to meeting the needs of families/whānau where a parent experiences a mental health or addiction issue.
There were also presentations on:
- The Australian experience of implementation presented by Mr Brad Morgan, Director, COPMI National Initiative, Emerging Minds, Australia
- An exemplar of COPMI service delivery: ‘The Well-being and Mental Health of our Next Generation’ presented by Dr Luci Falconer
- A presentation on Cultural Practice, Alignments and Considerations presented by Ms Stacey Porter, Werry Workforce Whāraurau; Whaea Lucy Bush, Te Rau Matatini; My Terry Huriwai, Te Rau Matatini; Dr Karlo Mila, Le Va; Mr Eroni Clarke, Le Va; Mr Abba Fidow (Le Va)
The workshops provided an opportunity to ‘show-case’ existing resources to support the implementation process, and explore resources required for implementation.
To view presentations from a past event, click on the event title below:
Additional resources are below:
- Adult Mental Health Services COPMI Quick Card
This is a guide to support you to think about the needs of your client’s children and the strengths and vulnerabilities of their family.
- Community Checklist
This check list is for staff and managers in community mental health and addictions services to help them assess how family/whānau friendly their service is.
- Residential/Inpatient Checklist
This check list is for staff and managers in residential and inpatient mental health and addictions services to help them assess how family/whānau friendly their service is.
- Talking with your Child about Mental Health or Addiction Issues
This information sheet provides advice and suggestions for parents for talking with their child/ren about the parents mental health or addiction issue.