Workforce Development

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!!


Up and Coming National Workshops

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:

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Workshop for responsible Clinicians/Approved Specialists: SA(CAT) Act 2017

Responsible Clinicians/Approved Specialists workshop:

There will be two additional training days for Responsible Clinicians/Approved Specialists, in Auckland and Christchurch. This training day will cover the key requirements and specific training for Responsible Clinicians/Approved Specialists under the Act, including capacity testing, treatment planning etc. A more detailed agenda will be available nearer the date.

To register, please use the links below:

  • Auckland training day for Responsible Clinicians/Approved Specialists: Wednesday 14 February 2018.  Register here.
  • Christchurch training day for Responsible Clinicians/Approved Specialists: Wednesday 21 February 2018.  Register here.

Ministry of Health website:

There is now a large number of resources, important messages and useful guidelines available for you to use on the MoH website.  Link to the website here.