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!


The physical health of people with a serious mental illness and/or addiction: An evidence review

Equally WellAs part of the Equally Well project, Te Pou completed a review of both published and unpublished literature. The evidence review brings together information on the extent of the issue in New Zealand, and interventions that are underway around the country to address it.




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

Senior staff at Community Connections demonstrate commitment to training

Senior staff at Community Connections demonstrate commitment to training

Community Connections recently supported their executive team to complete the Community Connections Learning Portfolios, which capture the person centred values, philosophy and policies of the organisation. Read more

Manager says "just do it" to employing disabled people

Manager says

Karen Beard-Greer, chief executive of Independent Living Service (ILS) in Auckland believes that disability support services employers have an additional responsibility to employ disabled people because, like any industry “We need to understand our target market." Read more

Disabled people "make a difference" in disability support services

Disabled people

An overheard conversation led Ava Thomas to a job with Laura Fergusson Trust Canterbury 12 years ago, and she’s still with the trust today. Read more