This publication provides information on the care (service) provided between July 2009 and June 2010 (2009/10) by district health boards and non-government organisations to people with a mental illness or addiction.
Specifically the publication provides information on:
- client demographics
- mental health and addiction services provided to these clients
- the outcomes of this service use
- In 2009/10, 120,293 clients were seen by secondary mental health and addiction services. DHBs saw 116,645 of these clients and NGOs saw 12,256. The total number of clients seen increased by 8.1% from 2008/09.
- Just over half (54%) of all clients seen were male.
- Clients aged 15–24 years (youth) were most likely to be seen by secondary mental health and addiction services (3987.7 per 100,000 youth population).
- Clients identifying themselves as Māori made up 22.4% of all clients seen. For Pacific peoples, this figure was 5.5% and 3.2% identified themselves as Asian. The Māori age-standardised rate was higher than the rates of all other ethnic groups.
- Clients living in the most deprived areas were 2.7 times more likely to be seen by mental health and addiction services than clients living in the least deprived areas.
- Community teams saw more clients than any other team type.