Unfortunately, with the growth in availability of synthetic drugs and in particular the use of methamphetamines, we are seeing an increase in the number of people suffering both poor Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injuries. In particular, we are seeing a significant rise in clients with high and complex needs, who also have significant AOD seeking behaviours and challenges.
This has led to intense pressure on our residential services, and more intense demands for providers and staff in delivering an effective service.
Resources are often scarce, so prioritising these is a constant challenge, especially to DHB’s and NGO's. Pressures of public perception and safety issues and the demands of the increase in crisis presentations mean that the focus is often on crisis intervention, rather than preventative solutions for families and individuals.
This has been recognised, thus new initiatives such as our Mental Health Supported Living Service and home based treatment seek to provide more flexible early community interventions.
By working in partnership with family/whānau, as well as ensuring that we support people engaging with their local communities our main focus is on finding long term sustainable solutions to the need. We also engage actively with our own cultural teams and specialist cultural providers to ensure that services are delivered in a manner that is most appropriate to an individual’s preferences. Another key aspect; the vast majority of services are delivered in homes of three to four clients, which helps them maintain as many skills of daily living as possible, and prepares clients for smooth transition back into the community.
You’ll be working with a provider, with over 29 years’ experience in the field of Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, who are committed to the best possible outcomes for your client/s as they journey through their rehabilitation process. There are options within the organisation to provide services to your clients as their needs change, promoting trust and continuity of care.