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Supporting Parents Healthy Children (SPHC) is an across-workforce programme project led by Werry Workforce Whāraurau.Cover SPHC Guideline (2015)

The across-workforce national project team (Werry Workforce WhāraurauMatua RakiTe PouLe VaTe Rau Ora and Abacus) in partnership with the Ministry of Health are working together to support services to implement the national SPHC Guideline.

This section of the website provides a range of information and resources to support health workforce managers and clinicians to implement the SPHC 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. 


Resources

All resources listed here can be downloaded by clicking on the title.

If we have hard copies available there will be a link to order (up to a maximum of 15 copies per resource).


Checklists, tips, guides and info sheets

 

  • 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.

 

  • Parenting Through Challenging Times (Matua Raki) Cover-Parenting through challenging times
    This booklet is part of the Supporting Parents, Healthy Children programme of work and aims to support parents or carers to talk to their children/tamariki in an age-appropriate way about challenges that might be occurring in the family and whānau; and build healthy strong relationships with their children/tamariki.

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  • 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.

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Factsheets for Parents

All factsheets originally developed by Emerging Minds in Australia and adapted for New Zealand families and whānau. 
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This resource helps you to connect with your baby when you are experiencing mental health challenges so that they feel secure and nurtured.  It steps you through:

  • Understanding your feelings and behaviours
  • Understanding what your baby notices and experiences
  • Communicating and connecting with your baby

 

This resource will help you to connect with your toddler or young child when you are experiencing a mental health issue so they feel secure and nurtured. It steps you through:

  • Understanding your feelings and behaviours
  • Thinking about what your toddler or young child notices and experiences
  • Communicating with your toddler

 

This resource helps you to prepare for conversations about your mental health with your child so that they have a better understanding of what is happening. It steps you through:

  • Understanding your feelings and behaviours
  • Understanding what your child notices and experiences
  • Preparing to talk with your child.

 

This resource helps you to prepare for conversations about your mental health with your teenager so that they have a better understanding of what is happening. It steps you through:cover: How can I help my child?

  • Understanding your thoughts, feelings and behaviours
  • Understanding what your teenager notices and experiences
  • Preparing to talk to your teenager

 

  • How can I help my child -  A guide
    This guide has been prepared for parents who experience mental health issues. It is intended to give you time to think about being a parent living with mental health issues and to help you find practical ways to strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of your child and family or whānau.  Originally developed by Emerging Minds in Australia this guide has been adapted for New Zealand families and whānau. 
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Posters

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  • Think Parent - Think Family (Door Hanger)
    Developed originally by Kina Trust this door hanger is for use in mental health and addiction services to indicate a family/whānau meeting is in progress and to promote the message that this is a family /whānau focused service. 
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SPHC Regional Project Planning and Support tools

Guides/tools to assist with the implementation into an organisation/region:

For professionals who are interested in joining the national SPHC Champion database, please click here. 


Research papers and articles

A paper on the responsiveness of crisis mental health services in Wellington, New Zealand by Ari S. Pfeiffenberger, Amanda J. D'Souza, Mark A. Huthwaite & Sarah E. Romans.
 


Click these links for:  SPHC Newsletters  |  SPHC Presentations

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

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