Te Tomo Mai – Responsive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for Rangatahi Māori:

Te Tomo mai is the first validated and reliable instrument for use in CAMHS by Rangatahi (12 – 19 year olds) that examines satisfaction with these services.  This tool provides the opportunity to support Rangatahi with a cultural measurement that is not currently offered in Aotearoa.  It is expected that positive experiences by Rangatahi is more likely to influence on-going dealings with CAMHS that contribute to better mental health outcomes for Rangatahi and improved service delivery.

Te Tomo Mai – Responsive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for Rangatahi Māori was an important research project supported by Dr Irihapeti Rehu-Murchie Post-Doctoral Fellowship with funding from the Health Research Council and hosted by Te Rau Matatini.  The lead researcher was Dr Kahu McClintock.

This project outlines the views of Rangatahi Māori who have accessed District Health Board (DHB) CAMHS.  The responses from them were drawn on to improve access, engagement and the appropriate deliver of CAHMS to Rangatahi Māori.

Dr McClintock completed the research in June 2013.

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