We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

We're excited to announce that as of 1 July 2020, Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui will be called Te Pou. We have a fresh new look and a new logo that you will begin to see more often. Our website will be rebuilt over the coming months, to be more focused on ease of access to our resources and knowledge. Read more here

Least restrictive practice evidence update Sep 2019

Publication date: 20 September 2019

District Health Boards have collectively and substantially reduced the proportion of people being secluded in mental health and addiction inpatient units in the past 10 years. The implementation of Six Core Strategies© has been a key part of this shift towards least restrictive practices in New Zealand. 

This latest evidence update takes a closer look at the strategies that local services have found helpful, as well as areas for improvement. Current strengths and priorities in relation to Six Core Strategies© include leadership towards organisational change, sensory modulation, use of data to inform practice, and workforce development.