Te Pou works to support and develop the mental health, addiction and disability workforces in New Zealand.
Te Pou’s purpose is to enhance people’s health and wellbeing by developing a sustainable workforce delivering quality services. To achieve this, we provide health organisations with tools, products and resources to help them build a strong and enduring workforce and improve their services.
Te Pou incorporates Disability Workforce Development which is a programme dedicated to supporting workforce development for frontline disability support staff as well as Le Va, Pasifika within Te Pou - New Zealand's national Pacific health workforce development programme.
Te Pou practices Sustainable Peak Performance. This is an organisational framework that helps us determine our values, purpose and business direction; it helps us to be our organisational best.
Our strategic framework outlines our purpose and objectives as well as providing a summary of our core business activities.
We are a charitable company. Our trading name is Te Pou and our legal identity is Te Pou Ltd. Te Pou has a number of funding sources including the Ministry of Health, Health Workforce New Zealand, non-government organisations, district health boards and the education sector.
We are also part of the Wise Group family – one of the largest providers of non-government services in New Zealand. The Group has more than 20 years’ experience in working to improve the lives of people who experience mental illness, and shares a common purpose; creating fresh possibilities and services for the wellbeing of people, organisations and communities.
The Group’s work is highly diverse and includes business services, community services, workforce development, education, employment and technology. Wise’s wholly owned charitable company, Wise Management Services, provides a suite of infrastructure services for Te Pou.
For more information, visit the Wise Group website.