COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

Ashley Koning

Project lead, Matua Raki

My primary focus is supporting services and the wider mental health and addiction workforce to develop co-existing problems responsiveness and capability. Alongside that, I also help to develop resources and guidelines for the sector, including e-learning, and facilitate workshops on request.

In 2016 I am also working on projects involved with the probable introduction of the Substance Addiction (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act and substance impaired driving. 

I have worked with Matua Raki for six years drawing on my experience as an addiction practitioner and also my previous experience as a counsellor, social worker, psychologist, youth worker, child care worker and psychiatric assistant.  

I have postgraduate qualifications in psychology and social work.

I believe we all need to work together for people's wellbeing.  

Current projects