Take a look at the progress that has been made by the many people in Southern who are working together to make positive changes for tangata whaiora and whānau who are experiencing MH&A challenges. This report goes to show what is possible with the right combination of people, resources and intent. Download... PDF (3.9MB)
Examples of our work
This report - written by Phillipa, commissioned by Platform Trust, and funded by Southern Cross - for the parliamentary Mental Health and Addictions Wellbeing cross-party working group, was published in September 2023. The report calls for more integrated youth services to tackle growing mental distress amongst young people.
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Phillipa was part of the Synergia team that produced "Time for Change - Te Hurihanga", a review of the
MH&A system across the Southern District, commissioned by the Southern District Health Board. Foundational to the review were the
strong partnerships formed with Māori and those with lived experience.
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Aiming high, written by Phillipa Gaines, is intended to augment the Zero Suicide Aotearoa report, with more of a
focus on the bigger structural issues that hinder the country’s efforts to reduce, and potentially eliminate, suicide in
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The Zero Suicide Aotearoa report was commissioned by the cross-party Mental Health and Addiction Wellbeing Group and aims to stimulate debate among politicians about the complex issues of suicide. Platform Trust acts as the secretariat for the group and the report was written by Phillipa Gaines. Download... PDF (4.5MB)
This paper describes a framework and a methodology to inform system-level change in the mental health and addiction sector in New Zealand. Phillipa wrote it for her presentation at the 7th Australasian Mental Health Outcomes and Information Conference (AMHOIC) in Auckland, New Zealand in October 2019. Download... PDF (2MB)
‘On Track’ is the development of a Roadmap that aims to inform, shape and influence the future direction of the mental health and addiction sector.
Working for Te Pou and Platform Trust, Phillipa coordinated this exciting initiative involving people from across the mental health and addiction sector and the wider health and social sectors. Download... PDF (2MB)
The NZ Navigator tool helps to build strong and effective organisations and communities, enabling users to assess the performance of their organisation by rating all the important areas of the organisation’s operation.
NZ Navigator is owned by the NZ Navigator Trust. Phillipa project-managed the original development project. Barbara was a project team member, wrote the user guides and other content, and continues her involvement with NZ Navigator as the tool's technical administrator. She has recently managed a significant refresh and rebuild of the tool. Barbara is also a foundation Trustee, and currently contracted as the Hub Coordinator, for the NZ Navigator Trust.