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.
This resource is for people who work in mental health, addiction and disability who want some general guidance on how to use sensory strategies to support people during tough times.
Te Pou has created a resource to help manage the risk of harm from alcohol during the era of Covid-19.
This evidence update focuses on the implementation of sensory modulation in mental health and addiction services, its impact on people and potential role in reducing seclusion and restraints. The information draws on lived experience perspectives and local research, particularly Dr Gilbert Azuela's doctoral thesis.
Blueprint for Learning has created a framework for working well from home, based on the Te Whare Tapa Whā model, which looks at the four dimensions of wellbeing.
Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui has put together a guide for using personal protective equipment (PPE), created specifically to help those working in NGOs in the areas of mental health, addiction and disability.
In 2019, 165 applications from 69 organisations and 4 individuals across New Zealand received a consumer leadership development grant (CLDG), workforce development grant (WDG) or a training grant (TG) from Te Pou. Funds were granted to a total of 2,947 participants.