Te Pou
Matua Raki


Te Pou works to support and develop the mental health, addiction and disability workforces in New Zealand. Te Pou incorporates Disability Workforce Development and Matua Raki.

Te Pou has developed a range of resources and information to improve services, support the workforceinform outcomes and provide training and funding

Browse our library for the latest information and research, and read inspiring stories from the sector, that's you!


New resource for the disability workforce

Let's get real disabilityLet'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

HoNOSThe HoNOS tool is now online and available for Android devices!
Te Pou created the HoNOS tool to make it easier for mental health clinicians to use the HoNOS suite of outcome measures.

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.


Your stories

Activity based experience

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

How Taranaki DHB is leading the way in outcomes

How Taranaki DHB is leading the way in outcomes

Taranaki DHB is regularly one of the best performing DHBs in the country for outcomes measurement collection. Outcomes and clinical information projects officer Graham Donlon attributes this to organisational policies, leadership, staff commitment and effective training. Read more

Inspirational voyage for young people with disabilities

Inspirational voyage for young people with disabilities

Rachel Berry is one of two young people supported by Deaf Aotearoa to take part in the Spirit of Adventure. Read more