- Young people and whānau centred - with spaces large enough for families and cultural needs.
- Health and wellbeing promoting using light, spaces for play and engagement, indoors/outdoors, colours and aesthetics.
- Age and stage considerations; safety but not restricted.
- Clinically effective and therapeutic by using technology, sensory spaces, multi-agency/whanau inclusion and specific therapy and quite spaces.
There has been a 43% increase in the number of people in Specialist Mental Health Service care over the last 10 years.
Child, Adolescent and Family (CAF) Service demand has increased more rapidly than the adult service
There has been a 108% increase in new presentations in the past six years, compared to 36% increase in the adult service, against a backdrop of 10% population growth.
This equates to 300 more young people requiring mental health services every month than prior to the earthquakes.