Matua Raḵi and Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

 

Matua Raḵi and Te Pou offices are open across the country. However, we encourage you to contact our team by email or phone in the first instance - see our staff contact page for details. Stay safe everyone.

Consumer and peer workforce

Developing and supporting capacity and capability

The addiction treatment consumer and peer workforce plays a vital role in effectively supporting service users and whānau. Matua Raḵi is developing and supporting the capacity and capability of this workforce by:

  • ensuring an effective consumer voice at key levels of the addiction sector
  • facilitating forums for the Addiction Consumer Leadership Group
  • supporting the ongoing development of consumer advisory roles
  • developing the peer support worker role within the addiction sector
  • providing peer supervision and mentoring skills training
  • developing relationships at a national level with mental health service user bodies.

The consumer and peer workforce includes all roles that require personal lived experience of mental health and/or addiction problems, for example peer support and consumer advisor roles.