This is the ninth Annual Report of the Office of the Director of Mental Health.
The main purpose of the report is to present information and statistics that serve as barometers of quality for our mental health services. Active monitoring of services is vital to ensuring New Zealanders are receiving quality mental health care.
This year’s report focuses on people: those who seek mental health assistance and the dedicated individuals who provide it. Ultimately, it is the people who make the sector and who the sector is there to serve.
This report is divided into 3 main sections.
- Context – provides an overview of the legislative and service delivery contexts in which the Office operates.
- Activities for 2013 – describes the work carried out by the Office in 2013.
- Ensuring service quality – provides statistical information, which covers the use of compulsion, seclusion, reportable deaths and electroconvulsive therapy during 2013.