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Equitable Access to Wellbeing - Workforce Series, 2 May 2024 Online


The Equitable Access to Wellbeing framework was published by Te Pou in August 2022. The framework was developed following a comprehensive collaboration consisting of a wide range of stakeholders including people with lived experience, whānau, Māori leaders, representatives from the health and disability workforces, specialist dual disability services, district health board clinical leaders and managers, Pasifika leaders, professional groups and associations, advocacy organisations and those from education and workforce development.

The framework originated from the longstanding concerns within Aotearoa New Zealand regarding effective access to treatments and support for autistic people and people with learning disability who also experience mental distress and addiction.

One of the main aims of the framework is to support the disability, mental health, and addiction workforce.

The opportunity

During the extensive consultation that laid the foundation for the framework, there were innumerable calls for access to training for the disability and mental health workforces. Mental Health and Addiction professionals were less confident in engaging with autistic people and people with learning disabilities and disability professionals were less confident in recognising and understanding the signs, signals, triggers and experiences of people experiencing mental distress.

By attending this online hui, you will

  • learn (more) about the Equitable Access to Wellbeing framework
  • hear about the different work streams that have commenced under its banner
  • learn specifically about the workstream that aims to develop and create training for the disability, mental health and addiction workforce(s)
  • be invited to express an interest in being a member of the co-design leadership group that will develop the training.

Who should attend:

  • leaders, managers and senior staff of disability, mental health and addiction services
  • people in learning and development roles within organisations
  • people interested in learning more about the framework and its applications
  • people who believe they would have a contribution to make to the co-design leadership group.