Highlights from 2022
On any given day, Work Counts will be having many conversations and connections with IPS employment consultants and clinical staff around Aotearoa New Zealand.
We value our working relationships with operational leaders, funders and planners, service providers and non-governmental organisations who believe in employment as a health intervention and the transformation that it can bring.
Work Counts acknowledges the Wise Group, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Development. We could not achieve what we do, without your support.
Practical implementation support
- E Ara E (Odyssey Auckland)
- Ember, Auckland
- Emerge Aotearoa, Auckland
- Mahitahi Trust, Auckland
- Ministry of Social Development
- Take Charge (Odyssey Christchurch)
- Te Mana Oranga and Te Whatu Ora Northland
- Workwise, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Waikato, Wellington.
Training and Fidelity Reviews
0 Trainings delivered
0 Students assessed
0 Fidelity Reviews and Self-assessments
Sector initiatives and activity in 2022
- Coordination of IPS Employment Support National Steering Group
- Conducted Tōkeke study in partnership with Te Pou and Synergia (funded by the Health Research Council), resulting in publication of the first part of the research
- Submission to He Ara Āwhina framework consultation (April 2022)
- Submission to System and Service Framework consultation (May 2022)
- Article publication “Collaboration in the context of supporting people with mental health and addiction issues into employment: A scoping review,” in Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation (May 2022)
- Attendance and presentation at RANZCP 2022 New Zealand Conference (September 2022)
- Presentation for International Initiative for Mental Health Leadership (IIMHL) exchange (October 2022)
It was valuable getting an overview of the IPS approach. I understood each point and was provided great examples.
- Training participant (An Introduction to the IPS Approach)
My employment consultant is reaching for the sky for me. It gives me some uplifting hope. Because somebody else is there fighting for me. I’m not alone. The expectations that she’s got for me outweigh mine, but it uplifts me. So, it makes me want to try.
- Dobby, job seeker
This training was valuable as it gave me tips and ideas on how to deal with different situations
- Training participant (Managing Personal Information)
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Warren Elwin recognised with prestigious international leadership award
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