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Workforce planning in child and adolescent mental health services and addiction services: a New Zealand perspective

Annemarie Wille (Matua Raki Addictions Treatment Workforce Development, University of Otago)
Barry Nixon (National Workforce Lead CAMHS, Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP))

The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice

ISSN: 1755-6228

Article publication date: 1 April 2008

Abstract

New Zealand is not alone in facing challenges for the building and sustaining of a future health workforce that can meet the needs of a diverse population. In this article, the author describes how New Zealand has begun to build on models developed from the UK and elsewhere to attend to workforce issues in the child and adolescent mental health and addictions sector. The workforce planning development model being implemented by the Werry Centre for Child and Adolescent Mental Health has a solid pedigree, with a very New Zealand focused process for implementation.

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Wille, A. and Nixon, B. (2008), "Workforce planning in child and adolescent mental health services and addiction services: a New Zealand perspective", The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 28-32. https://doi.org/10.1108/17556228200800005

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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