What we do

What we do


Whāraurau provides national training and workforce development within the child and youth mental health sector.

We are contracted by Te Whatu Ora and Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga – through Auckland UniServices Ltd, the research application company of Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland– to grow the capacity and capability of the infant, child, and youth mental health and addictions workforce.

We work alongside three other Ministry-funded Mental Health Workforce Centres (Te Pou, and Te Rau Ora, Le Va).

Whāraurau and Te Pou partner in our joint Clinical Sector Reference Group. This group has an advisory role to ensure we incorporate clinical and sector partnerships, feedback, and advice into our work programme.

We offer professional development opportunities to the ICAMH and AOD workforce through events, face-to-face training, and eLearning courses.

This infographic offers a snapshot of the work done by Whāraurau in 2021.