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Healthy Beginnings – Developing perinatal & infant mental health services in New Zealand

New Zealand Parliament Ministry of Health New Zealand Country Resources Child and Youth Mental Health Policies, Laws, Strategies & Plans, Service Standards New Zealand 1 January 2011 Policy document child and adolescent mental health, prevention

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Healthy Beginnings provides guidance to district health boards (DHBs), and other health
planners, funders and providers of perinatal and infant mental health and alcohol and
other drug (AOD) services, on ways to build on existing service provision to address the
mental health and AOD needs of mothers and infants. The document is not a clinical
guideline but it is informed by current literature and experience in clinical best practice.


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