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Pou Whakaaro

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Community Health


Innovative Employment Services

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Supported employment


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You are welcome to call us and find out how we can help.


Our team assists people who have a disability and/or experience mental illness to find paid employment through Vocational Support and Microbusiness.

Vocational Support offers:

  • A pre-employment course
  • Career planning
  • Developing a CV
  • Sourcing employment opportunities
  • Ongoing support for those who gain employment

Microbusiness is an innovative programme teaching self-employment skills for the people we partner. It allows people to:

  • Identify their skills and passion
  • Learn business skills
  • Establish plans and goals
  • Work at their own pace
  • Identify gaps in our market
  • Develop products or services
  • Build confidence
  • Contribute to the community

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:17AM on February 10, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Pou Whakaaro.