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TheMHS Conference 2016


Join us in New Zealand for TheMHS Aotearoa 2016

Auckland, New Zealand will be the setting for an exciting and vibrant TheMHS Conference 2016 – People: authenticity starts in the heart.

It is people who act with integrity, are authentic, and combine heartfelt action with evidence based practice who establish leadership cultures that truly resonate with other people.

New Zealand has seen major reform in the last twenty years to the way people access mental health and addiction services. As we face changes to our population, systems, workforce and the work the sector does, every part of the system in New Zealand is rethinking its approach.

People: authenticity starts in the heart aims to focus attention on all the people involved in the system – people who access services and their families and whānau, people delivering services, people who help guide and shape these services, and people in our communities. 

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata – what is the most important thing in the world? It is people, it is people, it is people.


Please mark 23 – 26 August 2016 in your calendars. Visit to join our e-newsletter and stay up to date on TheMHS Aotearoa.

We look forward to welcoming you in 2016.


Rob Gill, Robyn Shearer and TheMHS Local Committee.


Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui2016 Conference Host

Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui is the host for TheMHS Conference 2016 in Auckland. Te Pou o Te Whakaaro Nui is a national centre of evidence based workforce development for the mental health, addiction and disability sectors in New Zealand.