COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

COVID-19: Our in-person workshops and events have been postponed or cancelled, but we are actively working to find other ways to deliver these sessions. For information about particular events, please see our Initiatives pages, or contact us directly by email at info@tepou.co.nz.

Service user, consumer and peer workforce

Resources to help grow and develop the peer workforce.

Te Pou is a source of information and resources to help the sector develop and grow the peer workforce in a sustainable and measured way.

The peer workforce (also known as consumer or service user workforce) includes all roles that require personal lived experience of mental health and/or addiction problem, for example peer support and consumer advisor roles. Te Pou uses the term ‘peer workforce’ to describe this workforce. 

The peer workforce has a vital part to play in effectively supporting service users and whānau.