Happy new year everyone. Te Pou offices are now open for 2021. 

Happy new year everyone. Te Pou offices are now open for 2021. 


Te Pou is rapidly changing. We're developing new resources and ways of working to help our workforces

We're here for you

Our Covid-19 portal is designed to bring together resources to help you cope with Covid-19 and work in a world that is increasingly complex.

Here you will be able to view and download resources across a range of topics relevant to a Covid-19-affected existence. 

You can also find out more about how we are adapting our training capabilities and modalities as we move into online workshops, webinars, and remote training. 


Values in Action

Watch the recording of our Values in Action: Working remotely webinar


Using Sensory Strategies to help cope with COVID-19

Watch a recording of our webinar, "Kapa haka or herbal tea? Using sensory strategies to cope with COVID-19 and other challenging situations".


An opportunity

We have a unique opportunity to design and implement more inclusive and accessible societies. Secretary-General António Guterres spoke at the meeting of principals on the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy. Read what he said here


Equally Well

We've been working hard on Equally Well. It is an especially important time to achieve equity in supporting the physical health needs of people with lived experience of mental health and addiction issues. People with lived experience are, on average, two to three times more likely to have co-occurring physical health issues, many of which go unrecognised alongside experiencing social, cultural and economic inequities. Click here to visit our Equally Well Covid-19 page, or click the image below.


Mahi Rawe virtual fono 

At the beginning of 2020 the Disability Workforce Development virtual team discussed ways to promote the workshops and resources that Te Pou and Blueprint for Learning have to offer – to align the mahi from all three sectors – Disability, Mental Health and Addiction. To this end, we planned a one-day fono to be held at a hotel in Auckland. 

Our plans had to change, of course, having been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We decided to change the way we delivered our fono, and ran it as a webinar! We were incredibly pleased to have 50 participants who joined us on the day to listen to nine presenters speak about the range of exciting initiatives, services and training managed by Te Pou and Blueprint for Learning. The webinar was wonderfully successful, given the short time in which we had to change the format and delivery. Thanks to everyone who attended and interacted with us during the fono; it was an amazing and enlightening experience. 

You can watch the presentations here.

For more information contact Susan Sherrard.