• The Ministry of Health provided the ‘one-off’ project funding to the Waikato DHB to develop a fresh solution for young people in the Waikato experiencing drug and alcohol problems, including youth with co-existing mental health problems.
  • This is the opportunity to improve and enhance our services for youth and their families.
  • In 2014 the project team hosted meetings / hui throughout the Waikato region, as well as gathering information via an online survey.
  • The results and recommendations were presented to the Disability Support Advisory Committee (DSAC) in October 2014 and accepted.
  • An implementation project team was formed in early 2015
  • A Alcohol and Drug Model of Care was developed
  • After an RFP process running from 16 November 2015 to 21 January 2016, a provider for the new service has been chosen
  • The contract has been awarded to Odyssey Trust for provision of
    • leadership and systems support to rangatahi/youth alcohol and other drug(AOD) and co-existing problems (CEP) services and staff throughout the Waikato DHB.
    • community based assessment and treatment service for rangatahi/young people with problematic to severe alcohol and/or other drug use problems in Hamilton, North and Surrounds
  • The name for the new service is youth INtact

Planning and Funding Response to the feedback received on draft PSTC and Best Practice Guidelines

Hamilton, North & surrounds Provider Specific Terms and Conditions for successful proposers and IPP Best Practice Guidelines draft

Changes for Youth AOD Services in the Waikato

Summary of feedback for the development of the Model of Care (2015)

Related information

Summary of feedback for planning stage (2014)

Summary and recommendations