The Ministry’s Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Six-year Strategic Plan 2010/11–2015/16 outlines 11 key objectives which set the parameters for services purchased and provide a measure against which short and long term progress towards implementing the Strategic Plan can be assessed.
The Ministry’s Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm: Six-year Strategic Plan 2010/11 – 2015/16 outlines 11 key objectives which set the parameters for services purchased and provide a measure against which short- and long-term progress towards implementing the Strategic Plan can be assessed.
The Ministry contracts a range of problem gambling services:
- Problem gambling intervention services.
- Problem gambling public health services.
These services are contracted through a range of generic and population specific providers, ie, Māori, Pacific, Asian, Mainstream.
Service Specifications Background and General Information
The Ministry’s model to prevent and minimise gambling harm comprises seven key components that provide a continuum of harm prevention activities. These components are:
- Population Health Approaches – local, regional and national
- National Coordination services
- National Helpline services
- Screening in primary care and social service settings
- Psychosocial interventions – both secondary and tertiary
- Facilitation services (eg, budgeting advice, alcohol and other drug services, Work and Income New Zealand services, housing services)
- Follow-up services and motivational support.
The Ministry has contracts with providers to deliver all or some of the above service delivery components and will, wherever practical, seek to ensure a comprehensive range and mix of services within each region. All providers work collaboratively to coordinate services within their region to ensure the populations they serve have access to the services they require.
A list of providers and their locations across the country can be found on the Find a service near you page.