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Let's get real is a framework that describes the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills required for working effectively with people and whānau experiencing mental health and addiction needs.
Let’s get real was developed by the Ministry of Health in 2008 and refreshed by Te Pou following sector consultation in 2018. All health care services, regardless of context, organisation, roles, or professions can use Let’s get real.
Applying the values and attitudes that underpin Let’s get real and the seven Real Skills contributes to positive experiences and outcomes for people and whānau experiencing mental health and addiction needs and their whānau.
The intent of Let's get real is to
Let’s get real is most likely to be effective when you take an organisation wide approach and embed it across your organisational systems and processes.
Working with Māori online learning modules assist workers to increase their understanding of working effectively with Māori tāngata whai ora and whānau to improve health outcomes.
The Working with whānau e-learning modules assist workers to increase their understanding of working effectively with whānau to improve health outcomes. This e-learning reflects the values, attitudes, knowledge, and skills of the essential level of the refreshed Let’s get real Real Skill Working with whānau. These skills are essential for all people working in New Zealand health services.
We recently held a webinar to introduce Real Skills Online as a tool to support your organisation. Watch a recording of the webinar below.
Te Pou has developed Real Skills Online to help you assess and review information about your workers’ knowledge and skills against the seven Real Skills.
Use the information from this tool to help inform your workforce planning. Identify areas where capability is strong and areas that might need development to provide the best services for people and whānau.