Mental Health Journey Tool

Project Info

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Project Description


Mental Health Journey is a tool for someone to get relevant information on mental health challenges that people in their demographic are facing. Our theory that someone suffering realises they are not alone, they will be more likely to seek help.

The tool offers information to the user in three categories: what can I do to better support myself, what can I do to better support my loved ones, and what can I do better support the mental health system in New Zealand.


Data Story


We have collated a range of data sets to get the most relevant information for the user. These include:
- the % of people in their demographic who are experience mental distress per year, and in their lifetime
- the % of people who are suffering from hazardous drinking
- the number of people who commit suicide (per 100,000 in that demographic)
- and the number of face-to-face addiction and mental health conversations that have occurred each year

With this data we were able to identify a few key at risk groups, which we would have put given a more targeted focus on if there was more time to develop the tool. These groups were:
- young men having a high risk of hazardous drinking
- people over 60 who have less professional face-to-face conversations about mental health and addiction
- Māori men who are at a higher risk of suicide


Evidence of Work

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Team DataSets

Figure.NZ Face-to-Face Mental Health and Addiction

Description of Use: Where we originally found information on face to face visits, which then lead us to the original resource

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Figure.NZ Suicide Rates in NZ

Description of Use: Where we originally found the information on Suicide Rates in NZ which lead us to the original resource.

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Use of Mental Health and Addiction Services 2015/2016

Description of Use: We used this resource to display information to the user on how many people had been seen someone face to face about mental health or addiction.

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Health NZ Suicide Rates 2015 Data

Description of Use: Used to get information on suicides which is displayed to the user on the results screen.

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Balance NZ

Description of Use: Used as an example of an organisation which is worth looking into. Sampled their points on which mental health issues need more attention.

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Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Description of Use: Getting a more personal look at how mental health effects people. Reading through it we extracted a few values such as the percentage of New Zealanders experiencing mental distress in their lifetime. It has also been linked to from our site for any users looking for more information.

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New Zealand Health Survey

Description of Use: We used this data set to get information on hazardous drinking, and mental distress rates based on demographics.

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Challenges

Most Artistic use of data (outside the box)

Region: New Zealand

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Best Creative Use Of Technology

Region: New Zealand

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Innovate New Zealand

Region: New Zealand

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Best Way to Promote Positive Mental Health

Region: New Zealand

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