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Peer support is increasingly recognised as a valuable component of AOD service delivery.

Counties Manukau Health has the highest concentration of funded AOD peer support programmes in New Zealand with more than 30 peer support workers operating in the region.

The AOD Provider Collaborative is investing in resources and research that strengthen the organisation, coordination and promotion of consumer and peer services.

Counties Manukau Recovery College
Counties Manukau Recovery College
Following the hugely successful Recovery College hui in June 2016, we’re pleased to launch a peer-led recovery education series - the Counties Manukau Recovery College - in 2017.   Recovery College brings together people with lived experience and their supporters to learn from and teach each other about the skills and ideas that they...
Evaluating peer support services
Peer support is increasingly recognised as a valuable component of AOD service delivery. Counties Manukau Health has the highest concentration of funded AOD peer support programmes in New Zealand with more than 20 peer support workers operating in the region. Since 2010, each peer support service in Counties Manukau has been externally...
Vocational support for consumers of AOD services
Counties Manukau Health has identified educational and vocational support for AOD service users as an area for further action in its Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) Action Plan (2009 – 2014). In 2012, the AOD Provider Collaborative commissioned a research project to: Review current literature on vocational support, Identify any...
Reducing stigma towards AOD service users
Stigma contributes towards social exclusion, hinders social reintegration for those in recovery, creates psychological distress and is a significant barrier to treatment-seeking for people experiencing AOD problems, and their families. As part of its work to understand the AOD treatment space better, the AOD Provider Collaborative wanted to know...
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