Mental Health Infrastructure Programme

The Mental Health Infrastructure Programme (MHIP) will provide a consistent approach for improving mental health and addiction facilities across New Zealand.

The Ministry’s current state assessment, confirmed that many of our mental health facilities have been neglected over years and are now in a poor state. 

The HIU is working with DHBs to rebuild and strengthen their mental health facilities. It established the MHIP in early 2021 to provide additional support to DHBs facing similar issues in upgrading mental health facilities.

The HIU can provide increased engagement and support, share best practice and adopt standardised facility design where appropriate. This will lead to more effective planning, investment and delivery.

A key output of the MHIP will be a capital investment roadmap for acute mental health and addiction facilities across New Zealand.

This requires building a clear picture of the current state and understanding future service needs so we can improve outcomes for tāngata whaiora, their whānau, and for staff now and into the future.

The Ministry has now identified ways to further support DHBs and improve delivery of capital projects in the MHIP programme.

Read the Briefing: Plan for improving delivery of mental health capital projects (redacted).

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