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Welcome to the AOD Provider Collaborative 

We bring together 16 alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment organisations and related services that work in Counties Manukau.

We plan and implement systems-level projects designed to improve services and outcomes for people living in Counties Manukau.

Please browse through our site for insights into our work and resources to support services in Counties Manukau.

The AOD Provider Collaborative recently worked with Le Va to develop Samoan and Tongan translations of the “Did You Know?” resources for talking with young people about substance use.

Overall, the resource series now includes posters and videos about alcohol, cannabis, synthetics, volatile substances and methamphetamine, as well as guides on how to use the information.  Contact the NZ Drug Foundation to order more of these resources.

Resources to support cultural competency

We have identified a number of different tools, resources and professional development opportunities to foster and support cultural competence and diversity in addiction and mental health. 

These can be found in our Projects - Culture section, and include language resources, lists of service providers that serve specific populations, as well as online and face to face courses to support inclusive and culturally aware practice.

People experiencing serious mental health and addiction issues have higher rates of health issues and earlier mortality. Equally Well is a national initiative that encourages organisations to collaborate to reduce these health inequities. The Collaborative has developed three resources and an online training for the workforce to help improve people’s physical health

Wellness Support Education

In collaboration with Primary Mental Health colleagues, the AOD Provider Collaborative has helped to build a Wellness Support Education series on Health Navigator. The brief videos cover a range of mental health and addiction issues and interventions, including sleep, sensory modulation, recovery capital etc. Check them out for new ideas on how to support people.

The AOD Provider Collaborative is a group of passionate professionals and managers working in alcohol and other drug (AOD) services, who have come together to improve the system which supports people in alcohol and drug recovery.

Substance use disorder

12.3% of the New Zealand population will experience a substance use disorder at some stage in their lives.

Lives in Counties Manukau

11.5% of the total New Zealand population lives in Counties Manukau (approximately 512,130 people). Counties Manukau Health is the third largest DHB in New Zealand and has the fastest growing population (by 8,000-9,000 residents each year).

Counties Manukau's population is growing

Counties Manukau’s population is the youngest and most diverse in New Zealand:
– Counties Manukau has the highest number of 0 - 14 year olds of all district health boards in New Zealand.
– 12% of all New Zealand Māori, 38% of all New Zealand’s Pacific people and 18% of all New Zealand’s Asian people live here.

The AOD Provider Collaborative is supported by Odyssey and funded by Counties Manukau Health