New resource for the disability workforce
Let's get real: Disability has been created to help the disability workforce meet the needs of disabled people, family/whānau and communities.
It describes the skills needed by everyone working in disability, and can be used to inform all aspects of an organisation.
HoNOS resources launched
Also now available are a series of e-books for each of the HoNOS suite of outcome measures.
Learn more about HoNOS and find all Te Pou's HoNOS resources.
Get Active men’s group at Tauranga’s Opioid Substitution Service
People experiencing long-term dependence on substances can also experience increased anxiety, reduced self-image and social isolation. Meaningful activity can help address these issues and have a positive impact on a person’s recovery. Read more
Parents advocate for their children by telling their stories
Parents of disabled children have been supported to share their experiences through stories, thanks to Te Whanau Kotahi Community Trust. Read more
Activity based experience
Research indicates that people who experience mental health and/or addiction issues often have poorer physical health than the general population. There is also evidence that physical activity and lifestyle programmes can improve people’s mental health by increasing their physical health, quality of life and by alleviating social isolation. One such programme is Activity Based Experience (ABE), established in Christchurch in 2008 by Richmond Services. Read more