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Asian language resources

How's your health?

Evidence has shown Asian populations in New Zealand have low levels of access to addiction services. Barriers exist for Asian people seeking help for their addiction issues. These include language barriers, a lack of awareness and knowledge of addiction, stigma about addiction and for people with problematic substance use and gambling. Little addiction related information has been translated into Asian languages in New Zealand.

The Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry highlights the need for culturally aligned support and the need to increase service accessibility among these marginalised populations.

Te Pou has developed addiction related information in Asian languages to raise awareness about addiction, assist in destigmatising addiction issues among Asian communities and to help Asian communities gain access to addiction services.

Substance use

What is addiction?

Available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

Approaches to addiction issues

Available in Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

How alcohol affects the body and health

Available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean.


Real people, real journeys

Available in simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Thai.

Upcoming training

Access workshops and training from our sister organisation, Blueprint for Learning.

Useful online resources

Suicide Prevention resources for all Chinese living in New Zealand

Report on the Development of Suicide Prevention Resources for Chinese People October 2018

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Te Pou has a wide range of evidence-based resources and tools to help the mental health, addiction and disability workforces.

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Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

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