Taumarunui meeting – 6 December 2017
The first big public meeting was held at the Taumarunui RSA in December where over 100 people attended. The meeting was coordinated with Taumarunui Community Kokiri Trust.
The aim was for anyone to have their say and the conversations included those experiencing mental health and/or addiction issues, whānau/families and friends who wanted support to help their loved ones and GPs talking about their experiences of trying to assist those who need extra help in a rural community.
We recognised that some of those issues shared we could make improvements on straight away. Some are longer-term challenges that will need to involve the community, services users, their family/whānau and providers to help find solutions. Some of the longer-term challenges are already recognised in other communities throughout New Zealand and may need a more national approach.
Taumarunui Let’s Talk - Feedback Session
When: Thursday 8 March 2018
This was a follow-up meeting to talk about the progress made and to discuss some of the issues that will take more time. We also went over some of the stories to confirm what we had heard. There will be continued conversation with the community around improving services.