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Addiction Leadership Day March 2021

The National Committee for Addiction Treatment (NCAT) hosted an Addiction Leadership Day in collaboration with Te Pou. The event was held at Te Papa in Wellington on 17 March 2021, and was opened to approximately 110 addiction sector leaders from across New Zealand.

Theme of the day: The theme for the day was workforce development. Speakers and workshops explored the significant challenges faced by the addiction treatment sector in building, retaining, and developing this specialised and in-demand workforce.


Introducing the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission, Alexander El Amanni

Consumer, peer support and lived experience workforce development action plan, Caro Swanson and Sandy McLean

Mental Health and Addiction update, Toni Gutschlag

Let's get real: Growing people and organisations, Trish Gledhill and Andrew Raven