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23 May 2019

By Te Pou

Te Pou board announces new chief executive

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui (Te Pou), New Zealand's national centre for workforce development in mental health, addiction and disability services, is delighted to announce Rae Lamb as our new chief executive.


13 May 2019

By Ashley Koning

Harm reduction

Harm reduction is an approach that recognises that most of us use substances in our lives at one stage or another and that simply stating don’t use them has not and will not stop use or the risks associated with substance use.


9 May 2019

By Joanne Richdale

Working with older people with mental health and/or addiction needs

Ageing and its implications are increasingly on the minds of many New Zealanders. Not everyone will consistently experience health, happiness and fulfilment in later life, with some older people experiencing considerable distress due to problems with mental health and/or addiction.


12 March 2019

By Equally Well

Staying agile and keeping an eye on the horizon of possibilities

Equally Well champion and strategic lead Helen Lockett reflects on the cracking Equally Well workshop held at the Ministry of Health's Making it Real: Working with long-term conditions conference.


8 March 2019

By Ashley Koning

What's in an 's'?

In the addiction sector the simple ‘s’ when used after the term addiction totally changes the meaning of what is being stated.


8 February 2019

By Caro Swanson

The role of the Peer Workforce

Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui Service User Lead, Caro Swanson shares a blog about the role of the Peer workforce.