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

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Sensory modulation during COVID-19

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.


Published | 22 April 2020

Managing waipiro (alcohol) use during Covid-19

Te Pou has created a resource to help manage the risk of harm from alcohol during the era of Covid-19.


Published | 16 April 2020

Least restrictive practice evidence update Mar 2020

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.


Published | 13 April 2020

Working well from home

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.


Published | 7 April 2020

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for NGOs

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.


Published | 7 April 2020

2019 summary of funded disability grants

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.


Published | 31 March 2020