Language is powerful, especially when talking about addiction. Stigmatising language perpetuates negative stereotypes. "Person-centred" language focuses on who the person is, rather than their needs or experiences.

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

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