Working in Mental Health & Addiction Support

Mental health and addiction support workers engage with some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable people. It’s vital that this workforce has the tools they need to provide quality support.

Careerforce offers a range of qualification pathways to upskill mental health & addiction support workers with nationally recognised qualifications via on-the-job training. These qualifications provide this workforce with the necessary tools to support others.

Explore our Qualifications in Mental Health & Addiction Support

The mental health & addiction support sector is looking for hard working and compassionate people to start or advance their careers. If you already work in the sector, find your qualification pathway, like the certificate in health and wellbeing Level 3, to grow your career.

Careerforce offers training for mental health workers from entry level through to more advanced levels. Browse the related qualifications below to find which mental health certificate or diploma is right for you.


Support your Mental Health & Addiction Support Workforce with On-the-Job Training

Careerforce can support organisations to enhance their workforce’s skills and knowledge through our well-resourced, on-the-job training programmes.

A Careerforce Workplace Advisor will work with you to determine which qualifications and programmes are right for your workforce. Together, we’ll develop a comprehensive training plan and discuss steps to set up your training. We will also guide you through funding opportunities to support the growth of your employees, such as the Mental Health Support Workers Grant.