Submission on The Mental Health and Addiction System and Service Framework
Posted May 30, 2022
- The Salvation Army supports the principles and critical shifts proposed for the mental health and addiction system and service framework (SSF) 2022–2032. We acknowledge that this is an aspirational document that will govern a high-level framework that seeks to transform the current system. We are aware that this will be an ongoing conversation with the sector about the development of the SSF and how the SSF translates into our services on the ground. As an addictions service provider, we highlight gaps we see in the proposed SSF such as early intervention and aftercare of Tangata Whaiora. Addictions is often overshadowed by mental health services, and this is reflected in funding and resourcing of addictions services particularly in the community sector. We hope to continue our feedback in the next stage of development to ensure that the aspirations for Tangata Whaiora outlined in the SSF are achieved.