Tomo Mai was the first in depth investigation into the services offered by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for Māori, as evaluated by Māori rangatahi. 

 

Tomo Mai, Responsive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for Māori rangatahi, was an important research project supported by the 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.

 

The project outlines the views of Māori rangatahi (youth 12-19) who have accessed District Health Board (DHB) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). Their responses were drawn on to improve access, engagement and the appropriate delivery of CAMHS to Māori rangatahi.

 

Findings proposed a more culturally appropriate framework to improve access, engagement and the appropriate delivery.  Tomo Mai will lead to better health outcomes for our Māori rangatahi.  Dr McClintock completed this research and has published the results of the study through three journal articles in international peer reviewed journals. 

 

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