We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

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.