Happy new year everyone. Te Pou offices are now open for 2021. 

Happy new year everyone. Te Pou offices are now open for 2021. 

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Browse the latest Te Pou news, or read stories of service and workforce innovations from mental health, addiction and disability organisations.

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12 February 2020

Exploring indigenous programmes and leadership around the world

Kerri Butler shares some notes and reflections from the International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) kaupapa in Washington DC, United States about indigenous programmes and leadership around the world.


31 January 2020

By Te Pou

Psychiatry Fellowship for lived experience leadership

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists has awarded Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui principal advisor mental health and service user lead Caro Swanson an Honorary Fellowship for her influential work in mental health systems and services. 


17 December 2019

Population mental health promotion: building capacity for mental health promotion across sectors

Shaun Robinson reflects on a two-day learning-intensive held in Toronto, Canada run by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.


16 December 2019

By Te Pou

Human rights in the spotlight at Disability Rights Forum

The Te Pou disability workforce development team was proud to host a one-day forum on 6 December for people interested in understanding and promoting disabled people’s rights.


11 December 2019

By Matua Raḵi

Addiction Leadership day – Christchurch 2019

Around 100 people gathered in Christchurch last month for the last addiction leadership day of 2019. The agenda included speakers from Te Pou, the Ministry of Health, the National Committee on Addiction Treatment (NCAT), Odyssey Christchurch and The Salvation Army.


6 December 2019

Translating science to mental health policy

Dr Janice Wilson, Robyn Shearer and Marion Blake attended an exchange hosted by the American Psychological Association.