Teaching Programmes

University programmes

The Werry Centre delivers postgraduate and undergraduate teaching through the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. Although the Werry Centre is part of the University of Auckland, it has a national focus and strong role in supporting educational institutions across New Zealand in their provision of training in child and adolescent mental health. In addition to this, it has been a trial site for the delivery of postgraduate training using e-learning and flexible teaching methods.

Why child & adolescent mental health?

Mental health problems in children and adolescents are a major concern. The Ministry of Health has stated that 4% of young people in New Zealand need access to mental health services. Barriers to meeting this need include the serious lack of child and adolescent mental health clinicians, and the limited training available; few health professionals have undergraduate or specialised training in the area.

Where will my postgraduate studies lead me?

Postgraduate courses are offered to graduates in medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, social work or clinical psychology who work, or wish to work, in child and adolescent mental health services and want to gain further skills and knowledge in this field. Certificate courses can be credited towards a postgraduate diploma and then towards a Master of Health Sciences or other degrees, depending on the background of the student.

Fees funded study in child and adolescent mental health

If you are interested in postgraduate study, please make your application now or you may miss out! Te Pou/Ministry of Health fees funding is available for a limited number of students each year.  If you are a registered health professional and work in a child and adolescent mental health service, you will probably be eligible for fees funding, but only if you apply soon by emailing Vas Ajello v.ajello@auckland.ac.nz. The eligibility criteria are available at the Te Pou Skills Matter website.

For application and administrative assistance, contact programme coordinator:

Vas Ajello v.ajello@auckland.ac.nz +64 9 923 3767