Towards the Next Wave of Mental Health & Addiction Services and Capability Workforce Service Review Report


The Workforce Service Review

This report provides the results of a detailed of the future Mental Health and Addiction (MH&A) service and workforce configuration and requirements in response to the challenge of a likely doubling in service demand by 2020, with no more than a 30- 40% increase in funding.  The work was commissioned by Health Workforce New Zealand, (HWNZ).


The aim of the review was to foster sector-led workforce innovations to address rising service demand in a context of limited resources and workforce constraints. The objectives were to develop;

  • a vision of the mental health and addictions service and workforce for 2020, and,
  • a model of care for the mental health workforce that is patient-centred, team based and integrated across the continuum; from self care, primary, community and specialist care settings.

Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Service Review


Published on 29 August 2022 ← Article index