Below are links to all of the reports we reference in The People's Mental Health Report, and some additional reading that provides important context and insight.
Inquest into youth suicides finds exposure to family violence
This report covers the released findings from a joint inquest into the suicides of four 15 year old girls between July 2013 and August 2014 in the Hawke's Bay suburb of Flaxmere.
Coroner Nagara said a striking feature of the cases was that all had been exposed to domestic violence. She said the girls had been experiencing a number of significant stressors, including parental separation, difficult relationships with step-parents, difficult or non-existent relationships with a biological parent, lack of parental control, high levels of responsibility for younger siblings, domestic violence and abuse, alcohol and drug use and online bullying.
Blueprint for Mental Health Services
EXPERIENCING ANTIPSYCHO-TIC MEDICATION
Antipsychotic medications (AM) are the designated first‐line intervention for psychosis in international best‐practice guidelines and are prescribed for a range of other mental‐health problems. Relatively little is known about how people subjectively experience AMs and attempted discontinuation or about the role psycho‐social factors play in recovery outcomes. This research explores how people experience AMs, use psycho‐social strategies and, where relevant, manage discontinuation.
Monitoring Places of Detention
This is the Annual report of activities under the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission from 2014 - 15.
Human Rights in New Zealand NgA Tika Tangata O Aotearoa
New Zealand Police and mental health
Suicide Mortality Review Committee
Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan 2017–2021
This report is from the Ministry of Health. It has been developed with consumers, family and whānau, primary and secondary care providers, primary health organisations, nongovernmental organisations, district health boards, workforce development organisations, and professional bodies and colleges.
OWN MOTION: PRISONER HEALTH
This report is from the Chief Ombudsman and it is an 'Investigation of the Department of Corrections in relation to the Provision, Access and Availability of Prisoner Health Services'.
OPCAT Findings Report: A question of restraint
This report is from the Chief Ombudsman. It covers 'Care and management for prisoners considered to be at risk of suicide and self harm: observations and findings from OPCAT inspectors'.
TORTURE IN NEW ZEALAND PRISONS: A BREIFING
On track: knowing where we are going
Equally Well: A consensus position paper
This paper is about how we can take action to improve physical health outcomes for New Zealanders who experience mental illness and/or addiction. It is based on the findings of an evidence review undertaken by Te Pou (2014) and was written in consultation with representatives from the following organisations: Matua Raki Consumer Leadership Group, New Zealand Medical Association, New Zealand Nurses Organisation, Nga Hau e Wha National Service User Group, Platform Trust, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist,s Te Ao Māramatanga, New Zealand College of Mental Health Nurses Inc Te Pou