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If you want to pursue a career in the mental health and addiction workforce, then Massey’s Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction is for you!
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, whānau 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.
With Massey’s Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction, you’ll become a reflective and dynamic thinker, capable of demonstrating commitment to equity within a broad hauora wellbeing approach.
You’ll be introduced to:
Drug and Alcohol Practitioners’ Association Aotearoa–New Zealand (DAPAANZ) is the professional association for people working in addiction treatment in New Zealand. Funded by the Ministry of Health, DAPAANZ has created a competencies framework that outlines the values, attitudes, knowledge and skills required by support workers in the addiction sector. Massey’s Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction will introduce you to the foundational competencies required by a DAPAANZ accredited support worker.
With distance learning you can plan your study to suit your lifestyle. You can enrol in the Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction full or part time.
Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction graduates can go on to study Massey’s Bachelor of Health Science, with majors in Mental Health and Addiction, Health Promotion or Health Services Navigation.
Certificate in Mental Health and Addiction graduates possess knowledge and transferable skills to work within a range of mental health settings.
Their roles may include:
They may work within:
Each year the Te Rau Puawai Workforce Programme provides bursaries and learning support for students who are seeking to commence or complete a Massey University qualification in the field of Māori mental health. Students who want to enrol in this programme might be eligible to apply.
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