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!

 

More than numbers workforce stocktake

More than numbers. 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.


Your stories

Warrant of OK Fitness making a difference

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

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 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