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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.

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31 August 2018

By Te Pou

A national peer support service – New Zealand Needle Exchange Programme

Lived experience and peer leaders within Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui are leading work around the development of peer workforce career pathways. This involves a review of the current peer workforce competencies and exploring frameworks to support the various careers and specialties within the peer support workforce.

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30 November 2017

By Te Pou

Collaboration with Mental Health Commission of Canada

Our collaboration with the Mental Health Commission of Canada was reinforced when two of their health promotion managers visited Te Pou.

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18 April 2016

By Matua Raḵi

Making recovery visible

Addiction leadership day, 17 March 2016: Two examples of how the addiction sector is helping to make recovery visible.

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18 April 2016

By Matua Raḵi

Matua Raḵi and peer support

Matua Raḵi supports the professional development of peer support workers. In this article consumer project lead Suzy Morrison tells us more about the vital support they offer to people's recoveries.

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10 October 2014

Get Active men’s group at Tauranga’s Opioid Substitution Service

People experiencing long-term dependence on substances can also experience increased anxiety, reduced self-image and social isolation. Meaningful activity can help address these issues and have a positive impact on a person's recovery.

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