Office of the Director of Mental Health: Annual Report 2010

Published online: 
02 October 2011


This is the sixth annual report of the Office of the Director of Mental Health ("the Office"). It reflects the Ministry’s ongoing emphasis on transparency, accountability and trust in government and its agencies. Mental health care - in particular, compulsory care - is often the subject of public concern. The annual report provides clarity by reporting on the legislative activities of the Office for the 2010 calendar year.

The report comprises three sections:

  1. Section 1 provides an overview of the legislative and service delivery contexts in which the Office operates.
  2. Section 2 describes the work carried out by the Office in 2010.
  3. Section 3 provides statistical information.

When reading the 2010 annual report, it is important to note that, as in previous years, the report does not attempt to interpret data variations between district health boards, as these could be due to a number of variables - including practice, size, location, population and configuration. For further information about the statistics relating to a specific district health board, please refer directly to that district health board.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    02 October 2011
  • Hardcopy date of publication:
    02 October 2011
  • ISBN:
    978-0-478-37333-2 (print) 978-0-478-373334-9 (online)
  • HP number:
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2011. Office of the Director of Mental Health – Annual Report 2010. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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