Relevant and easily accessible data is critical to evaluating and improving mental health in New Zealand. Without good data, we cannot determine how effective interventions, outcomes and system changes are. The importance of robust data starts with reliable collection to enable the monitoring of outcomes.
Most of our work in this area so far has analysed gaps and inequities in within mental health data in order to direct policy recommendations and more reliable data collection within New Zealand.
Our team works very closely with the Integrated Data Research Group at the University of Otago, Wellington.
Previous major research and publications
- Mental Health and Addiction in Aotearoa New Zealand - Recent trends in service use, unmet need, and information gaps. Retrieved from https://www.mentalhealth.inquiry.govt.nz/assets/Summary-reports/Otago-mental-health.pdf
- Specialist mental health care for older adults in New Zealand: An exploration of service models and routine data. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal/read-the-journal/all-issues/2010-2019/2019/vol-132-no-1489-1-february-2019/7797