Here at Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, we're rapidly adapting to new ways of working in response to Covid-19. We're doing all we can to support and inform our workforces. Find out more by visiting our dedicated Covid-19 portal.
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.
We have a range of webinars coming in the next few weeks, all dealing with tools, resources and strategies that are of value during the COVID-19 era. A few are given below, but see our events section for more information.
Watch the recording of our Values in Action: Working remotely webinar
Watch a recording of our webinar, "Kapa haka or herbal tea? Using sensory strategies to cope with COVID-19 and other challenging situations".
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.
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.
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.
We hope to make some of the presentions available to viewing - more on this to come. For more information contact Susan Sherrard.