Te Rau Matatini administers a number of Ministry of Health funded scholarships programmes to build the capacity, capability and acknowledges Māori Health leadership within the Mental Health and Addiction sector.
Our scholarship programmes provide opportunities for both Māori and Non-Māori studying in the mental health and addiction sector. Through encouraging new people into the sector or assisting current workforces to develop their professional repertoire, the mental health and addiction sector is positioned for positive growth into the future.
The Henry Rongomau Bennett Foundation Scholarships are a tribute to the life and work of Henry Rongomau Bennett as the first Māori Psychiatrist in Aotearoa. Since 2002 over 500 scholarships have been awarded to Māori, helping to build capacity in Māori leadership in health.
The purpose of the scholarship is to develop and build Māori Leadership in health, competence in Te Ao Māori and excellence in health.
The Hoe Tahi scholarship aims to strengthen the addiction treatment workforce by growing the capability of those working to minimise addiction-related harm. People that can apply are those who interested in a career within the addiction treatment system, already working in the system who wish to undertake a relevant course of study, those who might be working in an allied system but wanting to further their understanding; and knowledge of working with people who experience addiction related harm.
The Hoe Rua programme is to grow the number of people working in the addiction treatment system by providing an opportunity for work-based learning and exposure to work in the addiction treatment system. The programme is designed to increase capacity within the addiction treatment system. The work-based placements are for people who are seeking experience, training and employment within the addiction workforce. The Hoe Rua programme offers new work-based placements up to twelve months with host organisations.
The awards aim to acknowledge and recognise excellence in Māori health, mental health and addiction area (individuals, groups and organisations) and encourage the development of innovative approaches to achieving best outcomes for tangata whaiora and whānau.
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For information on our scholarships and awards programmes please contact our Te Rau Matatini Scholarships Team on 0800 MATATINI (0800 628 284) or e-mail us.