Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Working in an integrated approach

Invitation to review Skills for integration in community/primary health settings (Draft) and complete a confidential survey

On behalf of the Ministry of Health, Te Pou is leading the planning, development and delivery of training and resources for the workforce to support the roll-out of integrated mental health and addiction services accessed through community/primary health settings. This work responds to the recommendations of He Ara Oranga (2019) to increase people’s access to, and choice of, primary mental health and addiction services.

Since late 2019 Te Pou has reviewed literature and consulted with stakeholders to identify key workforce priorities for effectively delivering an integrated approach. Our sincere thanks to all who have contributed to this work to date.

On the basis of feedback from a May 2020 stakeholder survey on the discussion document and further consultation with representatives of key stakeholder groups, Te Pou has developed Skills for integration in community/primary health settings (Draft).  This guidance defines three specific priority skills for an integrated approach when supporting people who experience mental health and addiction issues in community/primary health settings. It has been developed to inform the planning, development and delivery of workforce development activities.

We warmly invite you to review Skills for integration in community/primary health settings (Draft) and respond to a brief confidential survey. You can access the survey here.

The survey seeks your views about the clarity, accuracy and usefulness of the draft guidance and invites suggestions for strengthening it. It should take about 5-15 minutes to complete, depending on how much you want to tell us. The survey will close at 5pm on Friday, 18 September 2020.

If you are part of an existing network work group and would like to discuss your feedback please get in touch with Rachel Kapeli to arrange this.

Your responses will help shape the next stage of workforce development activity to support integration.

If you know of others who may be interested in sharing their views please send them this link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5S956BT and encourage them to provide feedback on this draft.