More than numbers workforce data

Profiling the New Zealand adult mental health and addiction workforce over time

More than numbers aims to gather and share information about the workforce delivering mental health and addiction services to adults (people aged 18 years and older).

In 2018, Te Pou completed three new reports on the secondary care adult mental health and addiction workforce in DHBs, NGOs, and in total.

These reports bring together information from different sources, including:

  • a survey of 232 NGOs contracted by DHBs and the Ministry of Health to deliver adult mental health and addiction services, to estimate the workforce size, composition, and location
  • an extract of information from the Health Workforce Information Programme (HWIP) dataset for DHB mental health and addiction employees, to determine the DHB workforce size, composition, demographic and service profile, by region.