When it comes to mental health services, are we really looking at the bigger picture?
As a former panel member for the Confidential Listening and Assistance Service, Barbara Disley has heard the stories of over 1,000 people who experienced abuse or neglect while in state care. She is currently the Chief Executive of Emerge Aotearoa, a large non government mental health, disability and social housing provider. In 2011, she was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to mental health.
Join us on this week’s episode as Barbara discusses the importance of integrating new ways of providing mental health services that address not only the medical needs of people but also the wider range of social, housing, employment and financial needs and availabilities.