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Competencies for the mental health and addiction consumer, peer support and lived experience workforce

The consumer, peer support and lived experience (CPSLE) workforce includes all people who work in a job where it is a requirement to have lived experience of mental health challenges and/or addiction. Currently most of the CPSLE workforce works in dedicated DHB and NGO mental health and addiction services. Increasingly, some also work in primary health or cultural organisations, social services and other community-based entities. People can be in paid or
voluntary roles.

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Te Pou has a wide range of evidence-based resources and tools to help the mental health, addiction and disability workforces.

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Our work

Te Pou works alongside mental health and addiction services, and disability organisations to understand their priorities and workforce challenges.

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