Mental Health & Addiction Services

By working collaboratively South Island DHBs can strengthen regional integration of services and improve the quality, access and sustainability of mental health services. Mental Health & Addiction Service Level Alliance (MH&A SLA) provides guidance and direction to the mental health sector, focusing the planning and development of improvements to services.

MH&A SLA draws on expertise from across the mental health sector, including health professionals, consumer advocates and non-profit organisations to work on collaborative initiatives that will improve the quality of services for the South Island community.

The group is working on projects in the following areas:

  • alcohol and other drugs
  • forensic services
  • people with low prevalence disorders
  • intellectual disability and mental health
  • workforce development.


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