Rangatahi Mental Health and Addictions Workforce Pathways.


Deciding on your future career path can be difficult and overwhelming.  If you are interested in pursuing a career in mental health and addictions please see the following information about the career options available.

With each career we have provided information about the career including the educational pathways and requirements to enter the workforce:

Kia Ora Hauora

Kia Ora Hauora is a Māori Health workforce development programme aimed at students and current health sector workers to promote health careers as a great career choice.

Kia Ora Hauora ‘Supporting Māori into Health’ is a national programme that was established in 2008 to increase the overall number of Māori working in the health and disability sector. The programme has a national base within Auckland, and four Regional Co-ordination Centres in Northland, Rotorua, Wellington and Christchurch.

The programme has been developed in response to the national shortage of health sector workers - and the demand for more Māori health professionals in the sector.

The Programme is led by Counties Manukau District Health Board, and links with four regional DHB hubs (Northern, Midland, Central and Southern) who actively deliver the Kia Ora Hauora programme within their regions. Counties Manukau District Health Board also works alongside Te Rau Matatini to engage effectively with the health sector.

The Kia Ora Hauora site contains everything required to plan for a career in health, include:

  • Profiles of Māori Health Careers, with real stories from Māori working in our communities
  • A comprehensive scholarship database of all national, local, iwi and tertiary scholarships
  • An interactive Career Road Map to help you plan your studies to the career you want
  • Resources to support you studies; and
  • Regional programmes and activities.

For futher information please visit Kia Ora Hauora.