May Update on SMHSOP Community Model of Care
The Older Persons Mental Health Policy Unit at the Ministry of Health is developing a Model of Care for Specialist Mental Health Services for Older People (SMHSOP) Community Services. These are public mental health services that specialise in working with older people in community settings.
BEING is a member of the group that provides advice on the project. We have been reviewing and giving input into the draft Model of Care and the Guideline. The Model of Care sets out the features of a high quality SMHSOP community service based on current evidence. The Guideline provides information on how services can get there. The Model of Care is in its final draft form. We look forward to its release in the near future.