According to the World Health Organization, mental illness accounts for 15% of the total burden of disease in the developed world, with depression set to become the second leading cause of disability in the world by 2020 (MOH website):
ONE Party advocate for a mental health system that detects and intervenes early in illness, promotes recovery, and ensures all Kiwis with a mental illness have access to effective and appropriate treatment and community supports to enable them to fully participate in the community.
- ONE Party seek to reform the current mental health system. We believe there is an urgent need for more collaboration across a range of services provided or funded by government and private sectors, non-government agencies, individuals and organisations in the community.
- We strongly advocate for structural changes in where and how mental health services are delivered.
- We support a broadened approach to give a stronger focus on prevention and early intervention activity, and a greater emphasis on the roles of carers.
- ONE Party support ongoing development and support of a skilled workforce delivering quality services that are based on the best evidence and are continually monitored and evaluated.
- We support an outcomes evidence based approach model similar to Te Whanau o Waipareira.
- We advocate to change the way Government and their agencies accounts for value. An account of social value is a story from the perspective of the people affected by an organisations activity. Applying the Seven Principles of Social Value with qualitative, quantitative, and comparative information and environmental changes in relation to how they affect people’s lives.
- Our Policies are still currently being drafted and will continue to evolve.