Developing Our Mental Health Services

Addressing the unmet needs across the Cook Islands is a priority for Te Marae Ora – Cook Islands Ministry of Health, Mental Health Services. With the aging population, alcohol and drug problems, mental health and offending, developmental disorder and suicide prevention remain high on the priority list, as the team maps out its strategic direction…

Improving aged-care services in the Cook Islands

Dr Colin Patrick, a specialist psychiatrist (psychogeriatrician) visiting with the Cook Islands mental health team. There are many current population health challenges, one of these is the challenge of ensuring suitable health care for our elderly. For a long time, many health services around the world have known that there is a growing aged population.…