Support workers make up a large part of the workforce in mental health and addiction services, especially in NGOs. However, many people are not aware of the variety of roles within the support workforce or the work they do. In 2017 we are interviewing community support workers and will publish their profiles on this webpage.
Through sharing support workers’ stories, we hope to increase understanding about the diversity and breadth of community support worker roles and showcase their work.
Robyn Shearer (Chief executive of Te Pou) and Marion Blake (Chief executive of Platform) give us their perspectives on why it is important that we know more about this vital work.