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Consumer, peer support and lived experience workforce development action plan

This plan outlines the actions needed to implement the Consumer, Peer Support and Lived Experience (CPSLE) Workforce Development Strategy 2020-2025 (the
Strategy). It provides a framework to deliver the goals outlined in the strategy.

Implementing the plan will require intentional partnering, shared responsibility and commitment across mental health and addiction sectors, organisations, services and leaders, and government. The plan will be led by and belongs to the CPSLE workforce. Te Pou will work alongside the sector to support the workforce to take a leading role in implementing the actions.

This plan recognizes and acknowledges the need for stronger manifestation of te Tiriti o Waitangi best-practice and meaningful relationships with the Māori consumer, peer support and lived experience (CPSLE) workforce. Further development and management of projects associated with this action plan will have stronger, more purposeful engagement with te Ao Māori and the Māori CPSLE workforce This builds on the commitment signaled in the 2020 workforce development strategy. The establishment of Te Kauae Raro (a Māori accountability council) to support and guide the work of Te Pou on the action plan is an example of this purposeful engagement and commitment.

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