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.