February 14, 2021
Pastoral care boosts pass rate for mental health trainees
More than 120 Māori students who have received bursaries to study mental health were welcomed with a two-day introductory hui at Massey University’s Auckland campus over the weekend.
It marks an almost 50 per cent increase in the number of bursaries available in the university’s Te Rau Puawai Māori mental health workforce development programme.
Te Rau Puawai board chair Te Kani Kingi says over its 20 years the programme has averaged a pass rate of 95 per cent through its mix of financial support and pastoral care.
The programme covers a wide variety of professionals from mental health nurses to clinical psychologists and social workers.
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