Evaluation of the Primary Mental Health Initiatives: Summary Report

Published online: 
02 August 2009


The Report describes the evaluation of the first 26 of the Ministry of Health’s funded Primary Mental Health initiatives which was conducted between June 2005 and November 2007. New funding allocated through the Primary Health Care Strategy funding recognised the need for development of primary mental health services in New Zealand.

The Evaluation has reported that the initiatives have been very successful. They have facilitated effective interdisciplinary team work, created new roles and at least 80 percent of patients receiving the funded services showed positive improvement.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 August 2009
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 July 2009
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-31908-8 (online), 978-0-478-31907-1 (print)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Dowell AC, Garrett S, Collings S, McBain L, McKinlay E, Stanley J. 2009. Evaluation of the Primary Mental Health Initiatives: Summary report 2008. Wellington: University of Otago and Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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