A high degree of stigma associated with experiencing

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A high degree of stigma associated with experiencing mental illness in both Pacific and other communities. Poor access to mainstream mental health services. Late presentation, leading to high rates of committal under the Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment and Assessment) Act and incarceration within the forensic mental health services. Patients presenting more acutely is also leading to higher costs per episode (CAOS study report confirms this). A lack of services specifically designed to meet the needs of Pacific peoples, whose language and cultural beliefs can make successful engagement difficult. This is especially evident in the area of child, youth and family, alcohol and drug services. A lack of a sufficiently large and appropriately skilled Pacific mental health workforce. The lack of an acknowledged, credible model for addressing the challenges facing Pacific communities in relation to their mental health. The absence of Pacific representation at a national level. Currently, the mental health sector does not have any Pacific individual or organisation with lead responsibility for addressing Pacific mental health issues. Lack of clarity around how DHBs will develop capability in assessing the needs of their local Pacific populations and how they will consult with Pacific providers, service users and communities. High readmission rates. Lack of knowledge of where mental health services are situated. Lack of established pathways for people to access mental health services from a PHO or GP. Stigma associated with mental illness as defined under the medical model. Mental health services not culturally sensitive to the needs of Pacific peoples. The sustaining and promotion of pan-Pacific and ethnic-specific PHOs such as TaPasefika and Langimalie PHOs as well as generic PHOs catering for Pacific populations to be successful. While many of these challenges are being addressed through the current PHO structures, a greater commitment to addressing these would make an enormous positive difference to the recovery of Pacific peoples with mental illness.
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76 Primary Health Organisations: Service development toolkit for mental health services in primary health care The table below highlights suggested recovery aids and barriers for Pacific peoples from the Mental Health Commission Pacific Recovery Stories report. Their application is equally useful for PHOs to consider in understanding the appropriate options for intervention and/or support for Pacific peoples with mental illness. PHOs may wish to incorporate and/or discuss how these approaches may become part of their normal service delivery where access by Pacific peoples is anticipated. Recovery aids and barriers for Pacific peoples (This information has been taken from Malo (2000).) Recovery aids Being treated with dignity and respect Family understanding of mental illness and support Involvement of service users and families in design and delivery of individual care planning and treatment Faith and spirituality
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