Training and funding
Anyone experiencing mental illness deserves the best possible care – whether it’s your mum, brother, friend, colleague, neighbour or a stranger to you.
Imagine all mental health and addiction workers having support and development to help ensure the care they give is the best it can be: focused not only on improving technical skills, but also on the critical personal skills that can really make a difference.
Te Pou is working to make this a reality. Te Pou provides programmes to help health professionals reach their full potential, and build a strong and enduring workforce. After all, enhancing people’s health and wellbeing by developing a sustainable workforce delivering quality services is Te Pou’s purpose.
Encouraging and supporting mental health professionals to develop theoretical, academic and clinical knowledge to support their daily practice is the driver behind the Skills Matter programme.
Te Pou delivers outcomes training to upskill the mental health workforce in information collection, and increase sector knowledge and understanding of how outcomes measurement and information can be used to improve mental health services. Te Pou also worked with DBT-NZ to develop high quality DBT training capacity in New Zealand.
Te Pou provides the opportunity for emerging and current leaders to develop by sponsoring individuals to take part in leadership and management programmes.
For those working in the disability sector, training and leadership grants are also provided through the Disability Workforce Development programme.
The Suicide prevention research fund was used to commissioned research to help fill knowledge gaps about suicide and suicide prevention, and to help the government implement the New Zealand Suicide Prevention Strategy 2006-2016.
The tools for learning aim to encourage, promote and enable organisational learning, research and evaluation, fostering a culture of inquiry and reflective practice, while the research links aim to support information use and the translation of research into practice.
You may also like to check out Fundview for other sources of funding.