Developed a module for the New Zealand Health Survey that measured key aspects of New Zealanders’ mental health and mental health service use. The module was fielded in 2016/17 and was New Zealand’s first measurement of population mental health since 2003.
For the Ministry of Health
This work involved:
- consultation with key stakeholders and synthesis of the data needs that they identified
- reviewing relevant literature, and identifying validated survey instruments that could meet needs and be achieved within a brief survey module
- presentation of findings and recommendations to the New Zealand Health Survey’s Governance Group
- development of a first draft questionnaire, in collaboration with Ministry staff.