The New Zealand government is actively exploring ways to support, educate, professionally develop and grow the mental health and addiction workforce. Support workers represent over 30% of the mental health and addiction workforce and have been a primary driver of its growth over the past five years.
As a support worker in this field, you'll work to promote and sustain the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, whanau and communities. You'll focus on the health potential of people and their everyday settings for living. You'll work to reduce inequities and to improve the social, cultural, environmental and political determinants of mental health and addiction.