Evidence based workforce development

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Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui is a national centre of evidence based workforce development for the mental health, addiction and disability sectors in New Zealand.

Improving the workforce performance of mental health, addiction and disability services

Organisations can draw from Te Pou’s resources, tools and support to strengthen the services they deliver for people. Te Pou leads a range of initiatives designed to address workforce development needs. Some of our latest initiatives focus on improving the physical health of people with mental health and addiction issues, increasing access to talking therapies in New Zealand, and implementing the Alcohol and Drug Outcome Measure.


Addressing workforce development needs.

Outcomes and information

Strengthening how services collect and use outcomes.

Disability workforce

Funding and resources for the disability and consumer workforce.

Skills matter

Funding for post graduate mental health and addiction training.


Upcoming events and training

Resource centre

Valuable tools and information


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