The National Committee on Addiction Treatment (NCAT) convened this forum on advancing youth alcohol and other drug (AOD) services in New Zealand on 29 April 2014.The forum was run in conjunction with the Ministry of Health.

The day-long forum was an opportunity to hear from those involved in front-line services and to promote networking and knowledge exchange among those interested or working in the youth AOD sector. The 2014 forum followed a similar event in 2013.

Reports from the Forum

Youth AOD services framework July 2014 (PDF 320KB)

Report on Youth AOD Forum, 29 April 2014 (PDF 510KB)


Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene (PDF 480KB) – Peter Kennerley, Ministry of Health

What does good look like?

Developing Youth AOD Services in NZ 

Youth AOD Services in NZ presentation (PDF 1.9MB) – Dr Grant Christie, Waitemata DHB

Exemplar Services Panel

Rubicon Youth – Exemplar Project presentation (PDF 910KB)

Mirror Youth – Exemplar Project presentatiom (PDF 1.8MB)

Sorted Youth – Exemplar Project presentation (PDF 375KB)

Whanganui DHB – What does good look like presentation (PDF 233KB)

Making a difference for Rangatahi

Making a Difference for Rangatahi presentation (PDF 785KB) – Ana Sokratov, Health and Disability Commission

Panel Discussion on priority topics

Introduction – Fraser Todd, Chair

What is involved in being youth friendly? – Kelly Pope, Youth Consumer Advisor, Werry Centre and Leo Junior Apaipo, Youth Advisor, Mirror Services

Working relationship: Primary care and Specialist Services presentation (PDF 744KB)  – Dr Sue Bagshaw, Physician and lecturer

Cultural Responsiveness presentation (PDF 630KB) – Terry Huriwai, Matua Raki

How to address co-existing problems for young people – Dr Grant Christie, Waitemata DHB

Summary and next steps

Summary of key themes – Rick Williment, Ministry of Health

The role of NCAT and where to from here – Philip Grady, NCAT Co-chair