Mental Health and Addictions

South Canterbury District Health Board seeks to ensure the Mental Health and Addiction services it either provides or funds in the community, meet the needs of the community.

This includes responding to the themes, findings and recommendations of recent reviews:

Our Mental Health and Addiction services are not broken. However we must build upon our strengths. Transformational model of service delivery change is required.

Engagement Document

The purpose of the Engagement Document is to seek feedback on the principles, target populations and services that matter within the context of transformational model of service delivery change. In particular feedback around:

  1. PRINCIPLES: The principles which unpin the model going forward
  2. POPULATION: The target populations for collaborative community care, and
  3. COMMUNITY SERVICES: The community services that need to be available for each targeted population group.

The feedback gained will allow for the development of a Proposal for Change. The Proposal for Change will then also require engagement and consultation. This may result in further proposals or changes, before a final Decision Document is produced.


Please submit feedback on the Engagement Document via the survey monkey link  by Friday 14 May: