More than numbers workforce stocktake
To support organisations to identify the current and future needs of their workforce, Te Pou and Matua Raki are leading More than numbers: the 2014 workforce stocktake of adult mental health and addiction services with support from Te Rau Matatini, Werry Centre and Le Va.
The stocktake will comprise of two phases - a workforce survey of organisations, and an individual workforce census to gain a better understanding of the workforce demographics, skill mix, competencies, education and training needs of the mental health and addiction workforce.
Rising to the Challenge web pages now available
In December 2012, the government announced a five-year service development plan for mental health and addiction services. The aim is to ensure that New Zealanders have better access to quality mental health and addiction services.
Visit the Ministry of Health website to view Rising to the Challenge resources and helpful links.
Warrant of OK Fitness making a difference
An initiative to encourage people with experience of mental health and/or addiction problems to think about their physical health in a more positive and proactive way is gaining momentum in Hamilton, through a user-friendly warrant of fitness for physical health. Read more
Advocacy, leadership and development training helps John Halliday with plans for his future
Funding from the Disability Workforce Development consumer leadership development grant, accessed through Central Otago Living Options Ltd, has increased John’s skills and confidence to take further steps in his already busy life. Read more
IDEA services pilot programme supports staff to gain level 3 qualification
IDEA Services used funding from the Disability Workforce Development training grant to develop and pilot a programme to assist employees of IDEA services and Timata Hou gain a Level 3 qualification. Read more