Requested by: APEX | Response provided: 01/10/2020
Category: Mental Health

I write in response to your Official Information Act request received by us 5 August 2020, you requested the following information:


  1. How many Maori are referred to DHB MHAS services in the past year;
    1. What is the average length of engagement;
    2. What diagnoses do these people present with.
  2. How many Maori are engaged in MHAS psychology services;
  3. How many Maori have requested psychological input, but declined;
  4. How many Maori are on psychology waitlists;
    1. What is the average waiting time for Maori on these psychology waitlists;
  5. How many Maori psychologists are employed by the DHBs;
  6. How many Maori psychologists are employed in a leadership capacity? For example, team leader or above;
  7. How many intern psychologist places do the DHB have;
  8. What is the supervision regime for the intern psychologists;
  9. What is the average length of service of psychologists within the DHB;
  10. How many Psychologists have left the DHB over the last twelve months, what was the reason given for leaving;
  11. How many psychologists are on work visas;
  12. How many vacancies for psychologists does the DHB have;
  13. How long have the vacancy’s for psychologists been open;
  14. What current initiatives are in place to provide education inhouse to Psychologists;
  15. What plan is in place to expand FTE for the psychological services;
  16. Are there any psychologists at the DHB employed in the Emergency department.


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