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.
Older people are often invisible in conversations about mental health and substance use, just as mental health and substance use are often not discussed in the context of older people’s health.
While older people may experience such problems differently to younger adults, their needs are equally as important.
Indeed, the World Health Organization emphasises access to services that can mitigate harm and suffering is a fundamental human right, regardless of people’s age and health status.
Te Pou has begun a 3-year project to identify and undertake workforce development to grow the workforce for older people who have problems with mental health or substances.
For further information contact Jo Richdale.