Values and purpose
We’re proud to be a Peak Performing organisation. This is a practice underpinned by research that helps us continuously be the best we can as we pursue our inspirational purpose: to support people to live full lives; hopeful, and connected to what matters to them. Our purpose and values influence our practice all day, every day. Our spirit Ahakoa te aha: whatever it takes, is often heard from our kaimahi when they talk about their mahi.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is the foundation for a united and connected Aotearoa. Pathways recognises the need for Te Tiriti o Waitangi to be threaded through the fabric of our organisation and informing our behaviours. In doing so, Pathways identifies itself as an akonga as we play our part to authentically strengthen equity. We apply our resources to build capability and confidence of our kaimahi.
We have established a rautaki Māori to guide the direction of our work with Māori and to play our part in addressing equity.
Peer inspired services
We believe in the power of lived experience and the impact of a peer workforce. It’s integral to everything we do. We know how the power of peer support can change lives. Peer support helps to build recovery skills, hope and wellbeing.
Over a third of our workforce have their own lived experience and we strive to embed lived experience and peer principles through all our services. We have used peer principles and Aotearoa’s own peer competencies to develop our own successful peer training programme, called Kia Mataara. Many of our graduates have joined recognised peer support roles across our teams.
Living well is our goal and mental health and addictions is our priority – for our tāngata whai ora and taiohi, as well as our own kaimahi and whānau. We take a holistic view of health by supporting everyone to achieve emotional, mental, nutritional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. This focus has led us to build and deliver our health strategy Being Well. It’s also why we developed and use our evidence-based wellbeing outcome measure.
We know that increased independence is faster and more successful if tāngata whai ora and taiohi focus on living well in all areas of their lives.
What drives us everyday
Our practices are also influenced on a daily basis by a number of other key driving forces.
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