Working with families and whānau

Supporting the workforce to meet family and whānau needs

Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui works alongside other workforce development centres to ensure the workforce is capable of meeting the needs of people with mental health and addiction issues within the context of their family and whanau.

The Supporting Parents Health Children initiative (formerly known as COPMIA - children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction) aims to:

  • build the capacity of the mental health and addiction workforce to respond to the needs of children of parents with a mental illness and/or addiction
  • support service users in their role as parents.