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Supporting Parents Healthy Children (SPHC) is an across-workforce programme project led by Werry Workforce Whāraurau. The across-workforce national project team (Werry Workforce WhāraurauMatua RakiTe PouLe VaTe 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:

Publications

Resources

Newsletters

Top 5 Take Home Tips from Parents

Top 5 Take Home Tips from Young People

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 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:

28 Oct 2016 Supporting Parents Healthy Children Champions Day in Wellington

Additional resources are below:

 

  • 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.

 

 

  • Living Well
    Living Well is a resource for family, whānau and friends of people using alcohol and other drugs. It provides suggestions, strategies and ideas about how families, whānau and friends can look after themselves during difficult times.

 

  • The Best For Me and My Baby
    Managing Mental Health during Pregnancy and Early Parenthood. Health professionals and parents working together. 

 

  • Family Talk
    Tips and information for families where a parent has a mental health problem or disorder.

Further resources can be found at www.copmi.net.au

 

For professionals who are interested in joining the national Champions database, please contact Bronwyn Dunnachie.