Whāraurau provides national coordination of the training and support of primary and community organisations delivering Primary Care Triple P and Triple P Discussion Groups in four North Island DHB regions and during the COVID-19 pandemic is coordinating the workforce access to Triple P Online Positive Parenting Programme TPOL.
Whāraurau is pleased to announce that whānau in New Zealand will have free and easy access to Triple P Online (TPOL) supports. Due to further Ministry of Health investment in whānau wellbeing resources, the following three programmes are made available direct to parents via this website - TPOL (0-12), Teen TPOL, and Fear-Less.
History and regional prioritisation shift explained
In May 2020, the Ministry of Health provided funding for TPOL programmes to be made available free to parents and caregivers through healthcare practitioners and providers. Programme access codes were allocated to healthcare practitioners and providers who could then request access on behalf of the parent, or issue a code from their own TPOL account. The codes were available nationwide until the original allocation of codes was exhausted. There are still a few programme codes available for healthcare practitioners and providers who have existing accounts. Please contact us if you have an account and would like more codes to be added to your account.
The Ministry of Health then provided further funding for the TPOL programmes as well as the Fear-Less programme, which were available free nationwide and direct to parents. This was a small allocation of codes which was available for approximately two months until the access codes were all issued.
The focus of the next Ministry of Health TPOL funding allocation changed to prioritise two regions – Auckland and Waikato. This prioritisation reflected the impact of COVID-19 on whānau in these regions and the resultant stress and isolation.
In February 2022, the Ministry of Health once again extended this free support to the whole of New Zealand. This was in response to the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, and the resultant changes to Government policy around the pandemic response.
View the official media release (12 February 2022)