Supporting Parents Healthy Children 

Our Supporting Parents Healthy Children “SPHC” Co-ordinator is the primary link between District Health Boards and community needs.

Their work and priorities are the needs of the children of parents with mental distress and or addiction issues and they focus on achieving better health outcomes for children, parents, and families as a whole.

Their work is from a family/whānau-centred health viewpoint and is about supporting and promoting positive family relationships and the social development of all children.

The co-ordinator also works to strengthen family- and whānau-centred best practice at the personal, service practice and organisational levels. This includes identifying and supporting the workforce’s professional development to recognise and respond to the needs of the children and their family or whānau.
The SPHC Coordinator will also assist the Mental Health, Addiction and Intellectual Disability Service and the Supporting Parents Healthy Children Advisory and Working Group. 


Supporting Parents Healthy Children (SPHC)