The intention of this page is to provide you with regular updates on the workforce development activities at a regional and national level. Information provided will be from direct links to the five National Workforce Development Centres and the Te Pou National Workforce Coordinator alliances. This page will endeavour to highlight any upcoming training, event, hui or conference relevant to the Midland region and ensure you are not missing a beat for any workforce development initiatives coming our way.
Anything and everything relevant to mental health and addictions workforce development will be available to view on this page so you are well informed. I welcome your input. Please feel free to send me your own local activities to showcase - and photos are appreciated!!
The Midland Region MH&A Workforce Action Plan (2018-21), follows on from the region’s 2015-18 plan. All initiatives outlined in the former plan were completed to a high standard and affected change in a number of areas. The 2018-21 plan builds upon the achievements delivered through the former plan and aligns itself to current and recent developments in policy and practice.
The Health Workforce New Zealand, Mental Health and Addiction Workforce Action Plan (MoH, 2017), lays out the expected direction for workforce development for the Mental Health and Addiction sector. The plan has four priority areas, each of which has three to four actions. To ensure that our plan delivers the best possible results, the Midland Regional Mental Health and Addiction (MRMH&A) Workforce Leadership Network agreed to select one significant action from each priority area.
Please click here to read the plan.
Working with families and whānau: 5-Step Method training and accreditation programme
The 5- Step Method is a model for working directly with concerned family members affected by the substance use of a family member within the family or whānau. Matua Raki in collaboration with key stakeholders, and the Method developers have made cultural adaptations to the original Method for the Aotearoa New Zealand context.
Please see the flyer attached for more details about the accreditation process. The training and accreditation programme are free.
If you feel you meet the criteria for selection, please use this link to apply to be considered for this programme: