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Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust

Community Health Service, Kaupapa Māori, Mental Health & Addictions, Social, Stop Smoking

Today

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Description

Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit health and social service provider in Southland. We deliver a range of services including:

  • He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre (a low cost access doctor service). This service provides both COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations.
  • Mahana Southern Māori Mental Health and Addictions Service
  • Restorative Justice
  • Te Pae Oranga - Iwi Community Panels
  • Whānau Ora
  • Community nursing services
  • Southern Stop Smoking Service
  • Disability Information and Advice
  • Māori Cancer Kaiarahi Service

Staff

Visit our website to check out our staff page!

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

Services are provided free to New Zealand Citizens

Hours

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Mon – Tue 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), Southland Anniversary (22 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

Māori, English

Programmes

Mahana Southern Maori Mental Health & Addiction Service

Mahana is a Southern Māori Mental Health and Addictions service providing support to individuals and whānau experiencing mild to moderate issues. In addition to counselling, Mahana facilitates a range of cultural resilience-building activities that promote wellbeing. We offer: Addiction One-on-one counselling support Te Rongo Pai - Peer support group Cultural wellbeing activities - site/community based Creative arts Wananga-based interventions Pou Whirinaki cultural advisor support Mobile service options We offer: Mental Health Assessment Intervention Access to cultural wellbeing activities Mobile service options Please note: If you are engaged with a secondary service, you are not eligible for entry into Mahana. We are not a crisis intervention service. Services are extended Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm. Late night options by appointment. Tikanga setting: Mahana is guided by a Kahui Kaumātua, ensuring culturally safe delivery of services to tangata whaiora and whānau. Aronui - Art Therapy Programme A group programme, facilitated at our Invercargill office, which aims to reduce the harm of alcohol and drug use and gambling harm by exploring and understanding why participants use these substances. Through art, participants can explore the role alcohol and/or drugs plays in their lives, the impact it has on themselves, whānau and community, their attitudes, behaviours, beliefs and values, the actions and consequences of substance abuse, an understanding of self and a life without alcohol and/or drugs. For all referrals to Mahana: Email us admin@kaitahu.Māori.nz Phone 0800 925 242 or self refer by presenting at the following offices: Level 2, 92 Spey Street, Invercargill Level 5, 43 Princes Street, Dunedin

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Southland, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

This service can be accessed by self referral and external agency referral.

Support is provided to:

  • Youth (14-17 years)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Affected whānau
Description

Mahana is a Southern Māori Mental Health and Addictions service providing support to individuals and whānau experiencing mild to moderate issues. In addition to counselling, Mahana facilitates a range of cultural resilience-building activities that promote wellbeing. 

We offer: Addiction 

  • One-on-one counselling support
  • Te Rongo Pai - Peer support group 
  • Cultural wellbeing activities - site/community based 
  • Creative arts
  • Wananga-based interventions
  • Pou Whirinaki cultural advisor support
  • Mobile service options

We offer: Mental Health 

  • Assessment
  • Intervention 
  • Access to cultural wellbeing activities
  • Mobile service options 

Please note: If you are engaged with a secondary service, you are not eligible for entry into Mahana. We are not a crisis intervention service. 

Services are extended Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm. Late night options by appointment. 

Tikanga setting: Mahana is guided by a Kahui Kaumātua, ensuring culturally safe delivery of services to tangata whaiora and whānau. 

Aronui - Art Therapy Programme 

A group programme, facilitated at our Invercargill office, which aims to reduce the harm of alcohol and drug use and gambling harm by exploring and understanding why participants use these substances. Through art, participants can explore the role alcohol and/or drugs plays in their lives, the impact it has on themselves, whānau and community, their attitudes, behaviours, beliefs and values, the actions and consequences of substance abuse, an understanding of self and a life without alcohol and/or drugs. 

For all referrals to Mahana:
Email us admin@kaitahu.Māori.nz
Phone 0800 925 242
or self refer by presenting at the following offices: 
Level 2, 92 Spey Street, Invercargill 
Level 5, 43 Princes Street, Dunedin 

Southern Region Stop Smoking Services

We provide a free Southern wide service offering community group clinics and one-on-one support with seven site coaches operating across the Southern region. We provide free nicotine replacement therapy resources to support you on your journey to become smoke-free. These include gum, lozenges and patches. Get in touch with us today!

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Face to face smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori - smoking cessation

Regions

Waitaki, Southland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Individuals, health providers, workplaces, and community organisations can refer.

Phone: (03) 214 5260
Freephone: 0800 925 242
Email: admin@stopsmoking.nz

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Description

We provide a free Southern wide service offering community group clinics and one-on-one support with seven site coaches operating across the Southern region.

We provide free nicotine replacement therapy resources to support you on your journey to become smoke-free. These include gum, lozenges and patches.

Get in touch with us today!

Kia Piki te Ora - Maori Suicide Prevention

Kia Piki te Ora is a Māori Public Health initiative that aims to: Promote Māori Mental Health & Wellbeing. Reduce access to the means of suicide for Māori. Increase safe reporting by media of suicide. Contribute to improved Māori mental health services.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Southland

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Description

Kia Piki te Ora is a Māori Public Health initiative that aims to:

  • Promote Māori Mental Health & Wellbeing.
  • Reduce access to the means of suicide for Māori.
  • Increase safe reporting by media of suicide.
  • Contribute to improved Māori mental health services.

Services Provided

Whānau Ora

Whānau Ora is a whānau-centered service that supports families to achieve their aspirations. Whānau ora recognizes the strengths and abilities that exist within whānau and aims to support and develop opportunities that fulfill potential. Navigators assist with social needs, problem solving, and connection and linkage to other agencies. The navigators will also work with individuals and families on a pathway plan to support goals and future change. You can be referred by: Self-referral, agencies, Police, Oranga Tamariki. Contact: Phone: (03) 214 5260 Free Phone: 0800 925 242 Learn more here.

  • Kaupapa Māori

Whānau Ora is a whānau-centered service that supports families to achieve their aspirations. Whānau ora recognizes the strengths and abilities that exist within whānau and aims to support and develop opportunities that fulfill potential.
Navigators assist with social needs, problem solving, and connection and linkage to other agencies.

The navigators will also work with individuals and families on a pathway plan to support goals and future change.

You can be referred by: Self-referral, agencies, Police, Oranga Tamariki.

Contact:
Phone: (03) 214 5260
Free Phone: 0800 925 242

Learn more here.

Restorative Justice

Restorative Justice conferences are directed by judges. The process Resolves crime by focusing on redressing the harm experienced by victims. Aims to put things right for people who have been victims of crime. Puts the people most affected by crime at the heart of the justice system. Offenders take responsibility and offer to put things right for victims. Puts emphasis on taking accountability and repairing harm caused by offending. Contact: Mana Wright Phone: (03) 214 5260 Free Phone: 0800 925 242 Email: mana.wright@kaitahu.maori.nz

Restorative Justice conferences are directed by judges.

The process

  • Resolves crime by focusing on redressing the harm experienced by victims.
  • Aims to put things right for people who have been victims of crime.
  • Puts the people most affected by crime at the heart of the justice system.
  • Offenders take responsibility and offer to put things right for victims.
  • Puts emphasis on taking accountability and repairing harm caused by offending.

Contact: Mana Wright
Phone: (03) 214 5260
Free Phone: 0800 925 242
Email: mana.wright@kaitahu.Māori.nz

Kaupapa Māori

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Child / Tamariki friendly

Region

Southland, Dunedin - South Otago

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Contact us online here

92 Spey Street
Invercargill
Southland 9810

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Street Address

92 Spey Street
Invercargill
Southland 9810

Postal Address

PO Box 1749
Invercargill

Level 5, Evan Parry House, 43 Princes Street, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 10:09AM on April 3, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust.