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Beneficiaries will be helped to find work

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 31/08/2016

A new service will be trialled next year to help beneficiaries with diagnosed mental health conditions become independent and find work.

The two year trial is expected to cost $3.2 million and will be available in the Auckland, Waikato, Central, Canterbury and Southern regions.

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says Work to Wellness will be a contracted service and will help around 1000 people a year.

She says it will provide coaching and mentoring, job search services and assistance to help people into work.

Beneficiaries will be able to opt-in through Work and Income, a referral from their GP or self-referring direct to the provider.

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