Te Pou
Matua Raki


Welcome

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

Get Active men’s group at Tauranga’s Opioid Substitution Service

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 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

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