Connecting Leaders Globally
 
 

Washington 2019 1

Welcome to the Match Selection Process for our next Leadership Exchange!

The following is a list of the IIMHL Leadership Exchange Matches that are currently available for the 2022 IIMHL & IIDL Leadership Exchange.

To select a Match, you must be an active IIMHL Member who has registered for this Leadership Exchange.  You may skip to the Step that is appropriate for your status:

 


1.  Peer Leadership: peer support organisations and their role in systemic change
2.  Emerging Leaders in IIDL and IIMHL: Where we’ve come from and where we’re going: Optimum individual service design
3.  Perinatal and Infant, Child, Youth and Family Mental Health and Wellbeing Supermatch
4.  Indigenous Leadership - Wharerātā
5.  Multicultural Leadership in Mental Health and Wellbeing
6.  Compulsory Treatment and Discrimination
7.  Mental Health & Addiction in Primary Care Settings – An integrated approach
8.  I-CIRCLE (International CIties and urban Regional CoLlaborativE)
9.  Population Mental Health Promotion: Building Capacity for Mental Health and Wellbeing within Communities
10.  Comprehensive Approaches to Suicide Prevention
11.  Military Match
12.  Workplace Mental Health: Strengthening Mental Health Immunity for All: The Essential Role of Mental Health for a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
13.  eMental Health: Learnings From Post-Pandemic Implementations
14.  Mental Health Metrics: Benchmarking through crisis: lessons for building more resilient mental health services
15.  Intermediary Organisations and Collective Impact: How will we know we are making a difference?
16.  Access to Linguistically Appropriate Care for Deaf People: Best Practices
17.  Advances in Self Direction
18.  Rural Wellbeing
19.  Addictions Leadership Collaborative
20.  Peer Led Acute Alternative Services
21.  Building links between leaders from Pacific Nations for Well-Being
22.  Innovative Telehealth Solutions – responding to population challenges
23.  Population Wellbeing – Older Persons
24.  A values-based framework for the health workforce
25.  Mental Health and Addiction Quality Improvement Programmes
26.  Equally Working – What will it take to support greater numbers of disabled people and people with lived experience of mental distress to gain real jobs for real pay?

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Match ID:
879
     

Peer Leadership: peer support organisations and their role in systemic change  
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2
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Mind and Body and Balance Aotearoa; Co-hosts: South Carolina Department of Mental Health
   
Description: Peer support organisations in Aotearoa New Zealand range from small, locality based to larger, national entities, and employ a peer workforce, hired to work across a continuum, from primary care to forensic mental health settings, face-to-face to telephone helplines, working with individuals to whānau (family), working with youth to older adults. With Mind & Body and Balance Aotearoa you will meet leaders from two peer organisations operating in two different contexts. Mind & Body is the largest peer organization in Aotearoa New Zealand and has a national reach across a spectrum of service delivery in peer support, advocacy, workforce development and systemic advocacy. Balance Aotearoa is a smaller, independent peer organization, serving the population of the Whanganui health district, offering peer support, individual and national systemic advocacy as a Disabled Persons Organisation. Both New Zealand based organisations are committed to relationally centered approaches and working in mana-enhancing (engaging people on all their dimensions) lived experience leadership collaborations. We welcome discussion and strategies about building and protecting spaces that support dialogue for change in the peer sector.
   
Website(s): https://www.mindandbody.co.nz
https://www.balance.org.nz
   
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  Joint IIMHL-IIDL Match

2

Match ID:
880
     

Emerging Leaders in IIDL and IIMHL: Where we’ve come from and where we’re going: Optimum individual service design  
Slots
Available
FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): IIDL and IIMHL Emerging Leaders Strategy. Co-hosts: Local disability and mental health co-hosts TBC
   
Description: This match offers a structured development opportunity for new and emerging leaders within the disability and mental health sectors to participate in intergenerational knowledge transfer. The match will take place virtually across 3 days, with 2 hour sessions each day. The final content of the sessions will be co-designed through Emerging Leaders meetings during 2022 in the lead up to the match. The sessions are envisaged to be framed around these themes: Session 1: Design of the service system; Session 2: Evidence for good practice; Session 3: Values-based leadership practice. This match will be grounded in the principles that have guided IIDL's and IIMHL's Emerging Leaders work, focusing on sharing knowledge and intergenerational collaboration. One outcome of this match will be the opportunity for participants to engage in the co-design of potential knowledge transfer activities for future Emerging Leaders work by IIDL and IIMHL. Established leaders are welcome to attend this match alongside Emerging Leaders and are encouraged to support an emerging leader to attend.
   
Website(s): https://www.iimhl.com/iidl-emerging-leaders
   
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Match ID:
881
     

Perinatal and Infant, Child, Youth and Family Mental Health and Wellbeing Supermatch  
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2
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Whāraurau: Workforce Development for the Infant, Children and Young Person Workforces in Aotearoa and The Hackett Center for Mental Health, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute. Co-hosts: The University of Auckland, Tandem Inc., Australia, Alfred Child and Youth Mental Health Service and Headspace, Australia, Canterbury Clinical Network, University of South Carolina School Behavioral Health Team, USA, School Mental Health Ontario, Canada
   
Description: This match will bring together leaders to discuss Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, School Based Mental Health/Wellbeing, Broad Child and Youth Mental Health/Wellbeing, and Family-Focused Mental Health/Wellbeing. There will be opportunities for each sub-match group to have its own focused discussions and also to come together as one large group to discuss common themes. For Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, there will be a special focus on the risks to perinatal and infant mental health outcomes due to maternal substance use during pregnancy and the pathways to developing effective, targeted interventions for these children. For School-Based Mental Health/Wellbeing, there will be a focus on considerations for strategic leadership to promote scalability and sustainability of evidence-informed, culturally-responsive mental health promotion and prevention programming in schools. For Broad Child and Youth Mental Health/Wellbeing, there will be a focus on sharing innovations regarding service delivery to children and young people attending mental health/well-being programmes. Details regarding Family-Focused Mental Health/Wellbeing, and further details for all topics, will be developed with visitors. Contact with services will be enabled where possible, potentially using on-line technology.
   
Website(s): https://wharaurau.org.nz
www.mmhpi.org
https://www.fmhs.auckland.ac.nz/en/som/about/our-departments/psychological-medicine.html
www.tandemcarers.org.au
https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/
www.health.nsw.gov.au
https://www.mirrorservices.org.nz/
www.waitematadhb.govt.nz
https://ccn.health.nz/Our-Work/Service-Level-Alliances/Mana-Ake-Stronger-for-Tomorrow
https://psych.sc.edu/smht/about
https://smho-smso.ca/
https://psych.sc.edu/smht/about
https://smho-smso.ca/
   
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Match ID:
882
     

Indigenous Leadership - Wharerātā  
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1
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Wharerātā Group and Te Waka Whaiora
   
Description: This match would like to attract leaders from as many indigenous countries as possible, who will have the opportunity to share experiences and add value to our indigeneity and the way we express our wellbeing from a holistic indigenous world view within mental health and addiction space. Discussions will focus on the growth and development of Indigenous organisations, how we influence funders and government to invest into our models of practice, how we manage the internal racism that has compounded our development and ensure that we are closing our own gaps in terms of inequalities, inequities, injustices that have been around for the past century and more. How do we ensure Indigenous frameworks, education and knowledge are valued and accepted within an ever-evolving world, in which we are losing all our ancestors’ practices, values and knowledge? Indigenous leadership is important to this discussion if we are going to make changes in the way we want to be involved in delivering healthcare services to our populations. New Zealand Indigenous leaders will meet face-to-face, beginning with a pre-match gathering. There will be specific opportunities for a series of virtual connections with international leaders throughout, including the pre-match gathering. A pre-match gathering will allow Indigenous people attending the Christchurch hub meeting an opportunity to come together. In this space the appropriate rituals of encounter and engagement can take place to ensure our past, present and future energies are focused and settled for the rest of the meeting. This gathering will be an opportunity to share and experience cultural treasures and to discuss solutions and remedies for the wellbeing of our peoples. In Aotearoa systemic changes to the health and social systems will contribute to Māori taking greater control and accountability for our own futures. This gathering will be a time to review and share what is working. An essential discussion for our gathering is how do we grow the cultural capability and capacity of our workforce, as first responders, as system navigators and as professionalised practitioners. What competencies are needed? How can we best support training, supervision, mentoring and coaching? This gathering is an opportunity to share and plan a resilient future where Indigenous peoples will be better positioned to cope with the many issues that impact the wellbeing of individuals, whānau and communities.
   
Website(s): https://tww.org.nz/
   
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Match ID:
883
     

Multicultural Leadership in Mental Health and Wellbeing  
Slots
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55
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Auckland District Health Board. Co-hosts: TeamWorks International, Change Matrix and Strongheart Resource Development
   
Description: Over many decades, mental health and wellbeing leadership across the world has privileged particular models, paradigms, voices and ways of being - at the detriment of others. The phrase “build back better” resounded in Ōtautahi Christchurch after the devastating Canterbury earthquakes and has again now as countries have been considering the way forward in the COVID context. These match sessions will be filled with storytelling where attendees bring and share their insights and experiences. And together as a group we will look specifically at whether the foundations being built back on were the right foundations to begin with and whether our leadership approaches are understanding of our multicultural, global contexts ultimately so that no one’s wellbeing would be left behind. This match welcomes anyone! It has a core global group who will be attending who will be building on the first conversation of this type led by Change Matrix in Washington DC in 2019.
   
Website(s): https://www.adhb.health.nz/
https://www.adhb.health.nz/our-services/
https://changematrix.org
https://we.we.net/
   
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Match ID:
886
     

Compulsory Treatment and Discrimination  
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Te Hiringa Hauora / Health Promotion Agency
   
Description: The purpose of the Match is to discuss and debate the issues on compulsory treatment from a human rights and discrimination perspective. Compulsory treatment and its relationship with discrimination is an underexplored area. Discrimination in the form of racism, colonization and inequality can contribute to people being placed under compulsory treatment and imposition of compulsory treatment may lead to further discrimination and social exclusion. Legal experts argue the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities exposes mental health legislation as a breach of human rights and inherently discriminatory. Mental health systems’ reliance on compulsory treatment may be the single biggest barrier to system transformation. The hosts will begin with a presentation on the major issues and the visitors will have the opportunity to give brief presentations on the subject. Participants will draw together the main themes into a short discussion paper. This will form the basis of future collaborations to highlight this issue and produce guidance on rights-based legal frameworks as well as alternatives to compulsory treatment.
   
Website(s): https://www.hpa.org.nz/
   
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Match ID:
885
     

Mental Health & Addiction in Primary Care Settings – An integrated approach  
Slots
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10
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): ProCare Fresh Minds and Te Whatu Ora, Health New Zealand. Co-host: Pegasus Health
   
Description: In 2019 the New Zealand Government announced a $455 million investment in increasing access to, and choice of, mental health and addiction services in primary care settings. As a result, New Zealand/Aotearoa is implementing a new integrated mental health and well-being programme within general practices (primary care clinics) at scale around the country. Visitors will learn about the new services, with a focus on who the clinics and caregivers are serving, where the services are delivered, and the overall impact they are having. There will be opportunity to share learnings about the challenges of implementation at scale, including building a new workforce, ensuring cultural and local relevance of service models, collaboration and building trust.
   
Website(s): www.freshminds.co.nz
www.procare.co.nz
www.tetumuwaiora.co.nz
www.aklwellbeingcollab.co.nz
https://www.tewhatuora.govt.nz/
www.pegasus.health.nz
https://twitter.com/miller7
   
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Match ID:
887
     

I-CIRCLE (International CIties and urban Regional CoLlaborativE)  
Slots
Available
6
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Canterbury District Health Board
   
Description: Christchurch has experienced a series of disasters throughout its history from the impact of colonization through to two significant earthquakes in 2010/11, subsequent floods, the Port-hills fires and the horrendous March 15, 2019 terrorist attacks at two of our Mosques. The city’s resilient, whole of community response to these events and subsequent growth, form the basis for shared learning and discovery of how a city can flourish in the face of adversity. From the Student Volunteer Army to the Gap-filler project, the All Right? Campaign, the resilience hub and the Awhi Mai mental health recovery project following the Mosque shootings, the city demonstrated how Inclusion and Innovation can lead to Resilience and Growth. Systems and processes developed through those events hugely assisted the city and country to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. This match will consist of three Zoom calls with guest speakers to share learnings from these events and to hear from other participating countries, to better equip us all to lead through disaster.
   
Website(s): www.cdhb.health.nz
   
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Match ID:
888
     

Population Mental Health Promotion: Building Capacity for Mental Health and Wellbeing within Communities  
Slots
Available
FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Emerge Aotearoa. Co-host: Public Health Agency of Canada.
   
Description: This virtual match will comprise four sessions over the three weeks that aim to share knowledge and expertise on integrating mental health promotion into government and community agendas to build resilience and wellbeing. It will examine strategies and tactics that can lead to strong culturally responsive, integrated community initiatives following challenging and traumatic events. Participants will have opportunity to be updated on international initiatives that are building resilience across our globe. Thee will also be a session on the approaches taken to build resilience with children following the Christchurch earthquakes. A third virtual session will look at the Māori Whanau Ora programmes and the way in which these indigenous approaches are building community wellbeing and resilience. Speakers will include representatives from community-based health and wellbeing programmes that have a strong Indigenous, cultural and equity lens. This match is an opportunity to exchange ideas, knowledge and lessons learned on innovative and effective approaches that aim to transform health and public health systems and is part of the international public health leadership collaborative that Stephanie Priest, Ian Walker and Jude Stansfield have led in previous IIMHL events.
   
Website(s): www.emergeaotearoa.org.nz
https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health.html
   
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Match ID:
889
     

Comprehensive Approaches to Suicide Prevention  
Slots
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC). Co-hosts: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) & US Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
   
Description: Under the wrong circumstances anyone can find themselves experiencing suicidal thoughts. Every year 703 000 people die by suicide, many more either attempt or struggle with thoughts of suicide, and many, many more are bereaved by suicide. Suicide is a serious public health problem; however, suicides are preventable with timely, evidence-based and often low-cost interventions. Building on previous matches held in Vancouver, Sydney, Stockholm and Washington DC, this group will discuss the evidence emerging from a variety of comprehensive, multi-sectoral, community-based suicide prevention initiatives. This group will discuss implementation and evaluation approaches, including with respect to improving data collection and surveillance and other infrastructure supports. Participants will have the opportunity to highlight their suicide prevention efforts, with a focus on recent evidence from community-based initiatives, and including a focus on priority populations, including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and members of the 2SLGBTQ+ communities.
   
Website(s): https://mentalhealthcommission.ca/
https://www.canada.ca/
n/public-health.html
https://www.samhsa.gov/
   
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@PHAC_GC
@samhsagov

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Match ID:
890
     

Military Match  
Slots
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22
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): New Zealand Defence Force. Co-host: US Defense Health Agency, Psychological Centre of Excellence.
   
Description: The effective delivery of military and veteran mental health requires acknowledgement of the challenges and opportunities unique to this community. The Military Match for 2022 will take two different perspectives on these considerations, over two sessions: Day one will take a “top down” perspective and focus on the question “What does a future military & veteran mental health system look like?” And will examine topics including; • System designs that promote access and recovery; • The role of data in effective systems; • How can a system enable a holistic approach to care; • How does a system enable rapid knowledge mobilisation? Day two’s perspective will be from “the ground up” and focus on the experience of the service user - asking the question “How do we partner with service members, veterans and families to collaborate on a better experience?” and will touch on: • Partnering with lived experience in service design; • Equity and the voice of marginalised groups in military mental health; • Decolonising mental health services for veterans; • Acknowledging military culture in service delivery and design. Each session will include brief presentations and panel discussions featuring academic, practitioner and lived experience perspectives.
   
Website(s): http://health.nzdf.mil.nz/our-health-system/about-defence-health/
   
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12

Match ID:
891
     

Workplace Mental Health: Strengthening Mental Health Immunity for All: The Essential Role of Mental Health for a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace  
Slots
Available
6
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): National Mental Health Commission Australia. Co-hosts: Houston Business Coalition and One Mind at Work
   
Description: Mental health and diversity and inclusion in the workplace are closely connected. Employees from diverse backgrounds can face lack of representation, microaggressions, unconscious bias, and other stressors that impact their mental health and psychological safety at work. In response to the global pandemic and protests for racial justice, employers around the world are emphasizing their commitment to inclusion and social equity as a both an ethical imperative and a strategic business priority. To deliver on this commitment, organizations are looking for evidence-based practices in stigma reduction and culture change to ensure employees from diverse backgrounds have access to effective, culturally competent mental health support. Understanding initiatives that address diversity, inclusion, and belonging that support mental health is an essential first step. Assessing psychosocial health and safety risk factors and determining gaps in equity and access is the logical next step in a comprehensive approach to reconciling mental health disparity in the workplace and reimagining Mental Health Immunity for All. This year’s workplace match will explore the intersection of mental health and diversity and inclusion practices, along with the range of factors that contribute to disparities in access to mental health care. Discussions will include emerging innovations in stigma reduction, anti-discrimination policies and practices, as well as advancing efforts to scale up access to healthier, safer workplaces, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates a shift towards digital health tools and telehealth services.
   
Website(s): www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au
https://onemind.org
   
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Match ID:
892
     

eMental Health: Learnings From Post-Pandemic Implementations  
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): eMental Health International Collaborative. Co-host: Mental Health Commission of Canada
   
Description: This match will explore the learnings from international developments in the adoption of eMental Health (eMH) solutions Post-Pandemic across the IIMHL/IIDL member countries. We know, that if implemented well, eMH solutions can empower individuals to be active participants in their own care, while providing service providers the tools for enhanced care alongside the usual mental health care provision. eMH can remove barriers and bring services to excluded communities and can ensure people living with mental health problems or illnesses access the help they need when and where they need it. This match will also explore issues such as sporadic funding, lack of eMH standards, strategy, frameworks, and successes and challenges from each country, jurisdiction and organization.
   
Website(s): www.emhicglobal.com
www.mentalhealthcommission.ca
   
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@mhcc_

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Match ID:
893
     

Mental Health Metrics: Benchmarking through crisis: lessons for building more resilient mental health services  
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1
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Te Pou. Co-host: UK NHS Benchmarking Network
   
Description: Benchmarking is the process of collaboration to make meaning of data. In times of crisis or traumatic events, it can act as the great equalizer, giving voice to people and communities who are not able to directly share their experiences or be physically included in policy setting or official decision-making processes. When an equity lens is applied to data metrics, participants in the benchmarking process can identify the areas of greatest need within a service or system so policies and practices can be tailored, and resources allocated to where they will have the greatest impact. Using the COVID-19 pandemic as a real-life example, match participants will put attention on comparative analysis and questioning of mental health service data so they can improve how they apply data and benchmarking in their contexts to grow collective capacity for making meaning, learning, and adapting, to better anticipate and/or withstand adverse events.
   
Website(s): www.tepou.co.nz
www.mhakpi.health.nz
https://www.nhsbenchmarking.nhs.uk/
   
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Match ID:
895
     

Intermediary Organisations and Collective Impact: How will we know we are making a difference?  
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Atamira Platform Trust. Co-hosts: Knowledge Institute on Child and Youth Mental Health and Addictions (the Knowledge Institute), Canada and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Canada.
   
Description: Intermediary organisations and collective impact play a critical role in supporting communities and service-providing agencies to integrate the latest evidence into practice. Using innovative approaches, supports, tools and resources, intermediary organizations contribute to positive system-level change that enables accessible, equitable, accountable and action-oriented mental health and addictions services for clients and families. Intermediary organisations also support capacity building and meaningful engagement with a wide variety of stakeholders to better enable sustained change and demonstrated impact of system level initiatives. Our goal is to continue to explore the critical role intermediary organisations play in advancing equity and promoting change in mental health and addictions systems worldwide, and will focus specifically on discussing how to collectively measure the impact of these structures on the services that clients and their families receive. In this match, we will: 1) Share an overview of each organisation/country’s work as intermediary supports; 2) Co-develop a theory of change for intermediary organisations; 3) Develop a framework to enable us to assess our impact collectively across countries; and 4) Consider the similarities and differences between intermediary organisations and the infrastructure for mobilizing collective impact, drawing on the experiences of the Equally Well collaborative.
   
Website(s): https://www.platform.org.nz
www.cymha.ca
www.camh.ca
www.improvingsystems.ca
   
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@camhnews
@CAMH_PSSP

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Match ID:
898
     

Access to Linguistically Appropriate Care for Deaf People: Best Practices  
Slots
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5
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Deaf Aotearoa. Co-host: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD).
   
Description: Joint advocacy between Deaf Aotearoa and others for improved access to mental health and addiction (MHA) support for Deaf people in NZ has recently led the government to commit to finding out what these issues are and how they can be improved. Engagement with the Deaf community and providers of MHA services means we have a better understanding of the barriers plus the changes needed now and into the future. While learning about barriers, many opportunities arose that have enabled immediate improvements in access for Deaf people to mental health support, such as the establishment of an online Deaf peer-support group with further plans for improvements. However, there is a risk that these pockets of innovation are not sustainable. We would like to share our learning and have discussions about how we can manage these risks while evaluating if any of these innovations are in fact improving the lives of Deaf people in Aotearoa.
   
Website(s): https://www.deaf.org.nz/
https://www.nasmhpd.org
   
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Match ID:
899
     

Advances in Self Direction  
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FULL
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Manawanui and Mana Whaikaha. Co-host: Human Services Research Institute, Massachusetts, USA
   
Description: This exchange is aimed at taking the next steps following on from an exchange that occurred in Boston in September 2019. That match was hosted by the Human Service Research Institute and Applied Self Direction. The match included participants from the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. The participants included individuals who are self-directing independently and their caregivers, providers who support people who are self-directing, fiscal agents, and public managers responsible for administering self-direction. Whilst there was a wide range of models and implementation approaches, there was unanimous agreement on the benefits and positive outcomes achieved with self-directed support models. These include positive experiences for self-directed individuals and families, equity in outreach, person-centred planning, the role of advocacy and peers, the use of data, and the adequacy of the workforce. Lessons learned were also discussed, with common themes emerging. This exchange will extend learnings from the 2019 exchange. We will further explore advances and progress from participants/countries since then and facilitate an agreement on an international declaration on self-direction. The intent is to advance self-direction from an "allowable" option for support to the default position as a fundamental human right in health and disability support services. We aim to include disabled people who are self-directing in this exchange, and they also will be included in the planning. You do not have to have attended the exchange in Boston in 2019 to attend this one. This exchange is best suited to people with a deep familiarity and advanced thinking on the issue of self direction. Structure of Virtual Exchange: • March – September: Learning from participant countries of the advances and progress made in self direction. • October exchange: Invite each participating country to present on the progress, and challenges they are experiencing in advancing self direction: Each session to include the voice of disabled people • Session specifically hearing the voices of disabled people’s experience of self direction • Laying the ground for what we know so far • Building an agreement for a charter on self direction
   
Website(s): https://manawanui.org.nz/
https://manawhaikaha.co.nz/
https://www.hsri.org/
   
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Match ID:
900
     

Rural Wellbeing  
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10
Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health, The University of Newcastle, Australia. Co-hosts: Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, USA and Hogg Foundation, USA
   
Description: This match is an opportunity for those in rural areas to share and learn from each other about what is working to overcome the big wellbeing challenges for rural communities. Through a series of facilitated discussions we will collectively identify the human systems and other trends (both global and country specific) that create barriers to optimal rural wellbeing. We will also explore the responses that require a determined, collaborative and sustained approach to achieve improved wellbeing for all who live in rural areas. Questions to guide discussion in these areas will include: What are the big wellbeing challenges for rural communities? How do we build and sustain partnerships for community driven solutions? What data are we drawing on to understand what is happening and what works? What are we doing (or could be doing more of) to move towards mental healthy communities? We welcome attendance from those who have already begun sharing on rural wellbeing topics to continue these discussions, alongside new participants who have a strong interest in rural and see wellbeing as much more than the absence of disease. Those attending this match will help shape the most important topics for discussion and explore how we can continue to collaborate into the future.
   
Website(s): www.crrmh.com.au
www.wiche.edu/mentalhealth
http://hogg.utexas.edu
   
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Match ID:
903
     

Addictions Leadership Collaborative  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): New Zealand National Committee for Addiction Treatment, Care of Community Alcohol and Drug Services (CADS) Auckland. Co-host: Queensland Mental Health Commission
   
Description: This match introduces the inaugural international collaborative on Addiction Leadership. Traditionally, addiction has not featured significantly within IIMHL gatherings. It is time to begin collaboration in the best interests of sharing innovations, discussing global challenges, and working together on solutions. New Zealand connects around 120 leaders of addiction services (including gambling harm) to meet nationally three times each year. The Match could address such themes as: World-wide drug trends and drug policy approaches; The rise and prevalence of behavioural and other addictions worldwide – what we know and what we don’t; How do countries acknowledge and resource “other” addictions?; How well do stigma and anti-discrimination programmes work? What do these look like?; Is there a global statement / position that could come from this collaborative?, and; How can addiction have a stronger place at the IIMHL table?. Visitors will assist with setting the agenda and topics.
   
Website(s): www.cads.org.nz
https://www.qmhc.qld.gov.au/
   
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Match ID:
904
     

Peer Led Acute Alternative Services  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Ember Korowai Takitini and Pathways Trust.
   
Description: This match is for leaders, funders and people with lived experience interested in developing, or with experience of developing, peer led acute alternative services. The host organisations have developed three successful services in New Zealand over the last 13 years and are keen to share successes, challenges and ideas for development of similar models and services. A formal evaluation on the efficacy of these models is currently being developed by the University of Auckland. Discussion will involve strategies to get decision-maker and funder “buy-in”, tips and ideas from concept to design to implementation to outcome, lessons learned and how models have been adapted over time.
   
Website(s): www.ember.org.nz
www.pathways.org.nz
   
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Match ID:
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Building links between leaders from Pacific Nations for Well-Being  
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Location: Physical address TBC, Auckland, New Zealand
   
Host(s): Host: Mental Health and Addiction Services, Middlemore Hospital, Auckland. Co-Host: Le Va
   
Description: This match will bring together leaders from within the Pacific communities in New Zealand, leaders from Pacific nations and from the US American Pacific Territories to expand links, share knowledge and progress further ongoing collaborations to promote innovative community-based systems of care. The intention is to build an international collaboration that focuses on successful practices, approaches and leadership between leaders within Pacific communities that will enhance the resilience and frameworks that support knowledge transfer and build wellbeing for people, their families and their communities with a foundation on cultural and ethnic values and experiences within Pacific communities. A virtual “Plan B” will simultaneously be developed should travel restrictions preclude this Match progressing face to face.
   
Website(s): www.leva.co.nz
   
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Match ID:
909
     

Innovative Telehealth Solutions – responding to population challenges  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Whakarongorau Aotearoa / New Zealand Telehealth Services
   
Description: Whakarongorau Aotearoa delivers the 24/7 National Telehealth Services connecting clinical teams with New Zealanders in need through multichannel digital connections and provides a wide range of mental health and social services. This match will be an opportunity for visitors to engage in facilitated discussions to learn about digital partnership enabled service delivery to meet unique needs: such as scaling quickly to meet demand; psychosocial response to the Christchurch terror attack; adapting service delivery to reach priority populations; and managing increased complexity of mental health needs, frequent users of services, while also managing compassion fatigue of team members. Visitors are welcome who operate similar services or can bring examples of their own clinical telehealth services. They will have the opportunity to meet with key members of the contact centre team, exchange ideas and develop plans for ongoing collaboration.
   
Website(s): www.Whakarongorau.nz
   
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Match ID:
878
     

Population Wellbeing – Older Persons  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Office for Seniors, New Zealand Ministry of Social Development. Co-host: Age Concern New Zealand
   
Description: Older peoples’ social isolation and support needs were magnified with the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. The New Zealand over 65 population is 16%, and forecast to be 21% (1.2m) by 2034. The Office for Seniors resides within the Ministry of Social Development and leads, advocates and provides information on the rights and issues of older people. They are responsible for the implementation of the national strategy for the ageing population, and lead the Age friendly Aotearoa New Zealand programme, raise awareness of elder abuse and keep older people informed on news and information that contributes to their wellbeing. Age Concern New Zealand is a charity that promotes dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provides advocacy, expert information and support services in response to older people's needs. It addresses Elder Abuse and also operates a volunteer visitor service to counter social isolation amongst many other socially inclusive initiatives. Both agencies work closely with the Ministry of Health. Together these organisations have a strong connection contributing to strategy and implementation for older persons’ wellbeing. The Match will consist of guest speakers to share health promotion innovations. Visitors are encouraged to share their national older persons wellbeing strategies and local innovations countering social isolation. Topics would include: What do we have in common internationally? Is there interest in a longer-term international collaborative?
   
Website(s): https://officeforseniors.govt.nz/
www.ageconcern.org.nz
   
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Match ID:
877
     

A values-based framework for the health workforce  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Te Pou
   
Description: Let’s get real is a values, skills and knowledge framework for everyone working in health with people and whānau (family) with mental health and addiction needs in Aotearoa, New Zealand. The intent of Let’s get real is to promote shared values and attitudes when working with people and whānau with mental health and addiction needs and to build the knowledge and skills of the health workforce across seven Real Skills. Participants will have the opportunity to hear lessons learned from the implementation of this work across the mental health and addiction sector, and more recently across the wider health sector. Information will be shared about the tools developed to enhance people practices such as recruitment, and to promote learning and development within services. Key speakers will provide examples of Let’s get real implementation in non-government and mainstream services across health settings. Discussion forums will provide further opportunities to exchange ideas about how a values-based capability framework provides a platform for the growth of services and workers.
   
Website(s): www.tepou.co.nz
https://www.tepou.co.nz/initiatives/lets-get-real
   
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Match ID:
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Mental Health and Addiction Quality Improvement Programmes  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): Health Quality & Safety Commission (HQSC) – Mental Health and Addiction Quality Improvement Programme
   
Description: The New Zealand Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) Mental Health and Addiction (MHA) Quality Improvement Programme: Whakapai i ngā mahi hauora hinengaro waranga hoki coordinates a national MHA quality improvement programme, which aims to improve consumer experience, and the quality and safety of services. We welcome partnering with organisations interested in using quality improvement methodology within MHA services. This match would be tailored with partnered organisations and could include a focus on implementing service co-design in quality improvement projects, working with Maori to address inequity and Te Tiriti o Waitangi obligations; and specific improvement project work, e.g., reducing restrictive practice and the elimination of seclusion; improving transitions of care in treatment pathways, and learning from adverse events. This match offers the opportunity to discuss methodologies used, barriers and challenges to success and lessons learned about using quality improvement science in clinical and wider MHA settings.
   
Website(s): www.hqsc.govt.nz
   
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Match ID:
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Equally Working – What will it take to support greater numbers of disabled people and people with lived experience of mental distress to gain real jobs for real pay?  
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Location: Virtual
   
Host(s): NZDSN National Employment Support Services Coordinator
   
Description: The Equally Working employment match will involve everyone getting together virtually in March 2022 for an initial connection and planning session. October will now see three Regional Hub events: Australasia/Pacific Islands (Christchurch, NZ), North America (Washington, DC), and in Europe (TBC) with all 3 being connected virtually at times. An initial core planning group for the employment match has been formed from IIDL/IIMHL members with representation from the 3 regions. Between now and March: Leadership for the match will be extended to include disabled people/people with lived experience of mental distress from each region (and from a diversity of backgrounds) who have successfully found work/careers. Each region to explore issues like what worked for them and any challenges they encountered - the true barriers and enablers to paid employment. At the virtual March meeting, these leaders will lead a virtual panel on the ‘secrets of success’. The aim will then be to identify things like: • What is needed from the leaders in policy and practice so people can feel more confident and well supported to get jobs • How can we create a better foundation and improve coordination between health, secondary education, transition from school, tertiary education, employers and employment agencies to raise expectations so more people can get jobs? • Why do we not seem to learn from what we know works and why does it take so long? • How can we use lived experience and expertise to co-lead IIDL/IIMHL’s efforts to achieve this goal? And, from this conversation to co-design a programme for the October sessions which will likely be a series of 3 virtual meetings taking place in weeks 1-3 of October prior to the Regional Hub meetings. The intention is for the match to become an ongoing collaborative to continue between IIDL/IIMHL exchanges to build resources, develop blueprints, promote evidence-based practice, improve workforce capacity and capability, trial innovations and design qualifications to grow leaders.
   
Website(s): https://nzdsn.org.nz/
   
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