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Taeaomanino Trust

Community Health Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Mental Health & Addictions, Pacific People, Social

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Description

Taeaomanino is a Pacific social service and health provider based in Porirua providing a comprehensive range of assessment, care planning, counselling, education and family support services.

The organisation was registered as a charitable trust on 3 December 1993. Since then, Taeaomanino has grown to be the biggest Pacific provider in the Wellington region and one of the biggest employers of Pacific people.

Taeaomanino provides a range of services including:

  • Family Centred Services
  • Family Start
  • Homebased
  • Social Worker in School
  • Family Violence Prevention Service
  • Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora
  • Alcohol/Other Drug and General Counselling
  • Problem Gambling Service
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • Antenatal Education
  • Whānau Resilience
  • Youth Transition

Read more about these services below

Ages

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

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Make an appointment

Referral

You may be referred by a community or government agency, schools or courts, or you can self-refer to our services by calling our office on 0800 345 345.

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The Trust is closed on Public Holidays.  Please see our website for assistance during this period.

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Alcohol & Other Drug Counselling

At Taeaomanino we provide confidential, quality and primary drug counselling to clientele, especially to Pacific people and their families who are residing in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti Coast. Our services are free of charge. We are interested in getting you the help you need and will do our very best to help you. Our service aim is to: Promote responsible use of alcohol Reduce health risks, crime and social disruption associated with the inappropriate use of alcohol and or drugs Enable families and communities to gain control over their health and improve it by limiting the harmful use of alcohol and drugs Reduce excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs, and their associated injuries, violence and other harm it causes, particularly on roads, in workplaces, in and around drinking environments and at home Assist with providing progress reports to the courts Our overall objective is to confront the service user in a non-threatening but honest way and allow them to see their self-destructive behaviour and how it affects themselves, family and friends. This is done with strict confidentiality, in a clear and respectful way, with empathy and support.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Pacific People

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Pacific People (AOD)

Regions

Wellington

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Families or friends, agency or workplace, or the potential service user can make the initial call or referral to Taeaomanino Trust AOD Service.

Referrals can be sent to: office@taeaomanino.org.nz. Alternatively, please call for an assessment for your situation: (04) 237 6062.

Description

At Taeaomanino we provide confidential, quality and primary drug counselling to clientele, especially to Pacific people and their families who are residing in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti Coast. Our services are free of charge. We are interested in getting you the help you need and will do our very best to help you.

Our service aim is to:

  • Promote responsible use of alcohol
  • Reduce health risks, crime and social disruption associated with the inappropriate use of alcohol and or drugs
  • Enable families and communities to gain control over their health and improve it by limiting the harmful use of alcohol and drugs
  • Reduce excessive consumption of alcohol and drugs, and their associated injuries, violence and other harm it causes, particularly on roads, in workplaces, in and around drinking environments and at home
  • Assist with providing progress reports to the courts

Our overall objective is to confront the service user in a non-threatening but honest way and allow them to see their self-destructive behaviour and how it affects themselves, family and friends.  This is done with strict confidentiality, in a clear and respectful way, with empathy and support.

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

We are a Pacific Community Mental Health service funded by the Ministry of Health to provide free specialist mental health services for Pacific children and adolescents between 0-19 years in the Porirua basin. We provide culturally appropriate assessment and intervention for our Pacific Island service users and families. The Youth 2007 Survey and Ministry of Health data show that Pacific young people are approximately twice as likely to have depression, be anxious, or to make suicide attempts, compared with the rest of the youth population. Pacific young people are approximately half as likely as European young people to be hospitalised for depression or a suicide attempt. [Source: Ministry of Health, 2008; Craig, Jackson, Han & Committee, 2007]. We believe that early identification and intervention is so critical and can lead to improved achievement in school and better health outcomes in life.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Pacific People

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Pacific People - mental health

Regions

Wellington

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Families or friends, agency or workplace, or the potential service user can make the initial call or referral to Taeaomanino Trust.

Referrals can be sent to: office@taeaomanino.org.nz. Alternatively please call for an assessment for your situation: (04) 237 6062.

Description

We are a Pacific Community Mental Health service funded by the Ministry of Health to provide free specialist mental health services for Pacific children and adolescents between 0-19 years in the Porirua basin.  We provide culturally appropriate assessment and intervention for our Pacific Island service users and families.

The Youth 2007 Survey and Ministry of Health data show that Pacific young people are approximately twice as likely to have depression, be anxious, or to make suicide attempts, compared with the rest of the youth population. Pacific young people are approximately half as likely as European young people to be hospitalised for depression or a suicide attempt. [Source: Ministry of Health, 2008; Craig, Jackson, Han & Committee, 2007].

We believe that early identification and intervention is so critical and can lead to improved achievement in school and better health outcomes in life.

Family & Individual Counselling

We support Pacific families and individuals residing in Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti to develop skills to cope with different life situations, to reflect and promote self-healing. We will discuss therapeutic interventions with you and your family, aiga potopoto or support people, and together, decide the best way forward. These options may include: Wraparound services We have specialist drug and alcohol counsellors, social workers in schools, PAFT & Family Start Social workers and Whānau Ora support workers, who can provide support from a holistic perspective. Consultation Sometimes we work with external agencies (Probation, Oranga Tamariki, Police,) in order to provide the best possible care for you. One-on-one: individual counselling The counsellor gives one person their undivided and close attention and assists in identifying and fulfilling individual wishes and needs. Family/Relationship counselling Couples, apart from addressing their violence behaviours, are encouraged to use good communication skills to improve the quality of their relationship.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Pacific People

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Pacific People - mental health

Regions

Wellington

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Clients enter the programme via self-referrals, Courts, Oranga Tamariki, CCDHB, Community Probation Services, Police, Care NZ, Lawyers, Rehabilitation and Employment Services Rimutaka, Schools, WINZ, Citizen Advice Bureau, Forensic, Whānau Ora, Family Start and referrals from family members and relatives.

Referrals can be sent to: office@taeaomanino.org.nz. Alternatively please call for an assessment for your situation: (04) 237 6062.

Description

We support Pacific families and individuals residing in Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti to develop skills to cope with different life situations, to reflect and promote self-healing.

We will discuss therapeutic interventions with you and your family, aiga potopoto or support people, and together, decide the best way forward.

These options may include:

Wraparound services
We have specialist drug and alcohol counsellors, social workers in schools, PAFT & Family Start Social workers and Whānau Ora support workers, who can provide support from a holistic perspective.

Consultation
Sometimes we work with external agencies (Probation, Oranga Tamariki, Police,) in order to provide the best possible care for you.

One-on-one: individual counselling
The counsellor gives one person their undivided and close attention and assists in identifying and fulfilling individual wishes and needs.

Family/Relationship counselling
Couples, apart from addressing their violence behaviours, are encouraged to use good communication skills to improve the quality of their relationship.

Problem Gambling Service

Our Problem Gambling Service provides a free service for Pacific individuals and their families living in Porirua who are experiencing gambling related harm issues. Our services include: Raising Pacific community awareness about problem gambling harm Creating platforms in various settings in the communities where healthy discussions are encouraged to take place and solutions explored Face-to-face counselling support for Pacific individuals as well as affected family Budgeting advice Screening BRIEFS and comprehensive assessments of gambling harm Culturally appropriate language translators, including Samoan, Tongan, Tokelauan, Cook Island We also provide follow up contacts with individuals as well as affected family. We work closely with our alcohol and other drug service and family violence teams in order to further support and provide a high quality service to Pacific families and individuals.

Programme Areas

Addictions - other, Pacific People

Programme Type

Pacific People - gambling & other addictions, Community based support - other

Regions

Wellington

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Families or friends, agency or workplace, or the potential service user can make the initial call or referral to Taeaomanino Trust Problem Gambling Service.

Referrals can be sent to: office@taeaomanino.org.nz. Alternatively, please call for an assessment for your situation: (04) 237 6062.

Description

Our Problem Gambling Service provides a free service for Pacific individuals and their families living in Porirua who are experiencing gambling related harm issues.

Our services include:

  • Raising Pacific community awareness about problem gambling harm
  • Creating platforms in various settings in the communities where healthy discussions are encouraged to take place and solutions explored
  • Face-to-face counselling support for Pacific individuals as well as affected family
  • Budgeting advice
  • Screening BRIEFS and comprehensive assessments of gambling harm
  • Culturally appropriate language translators, including Samoan, Tongan, Tokelauan,
    Cook Island

We also provide follow up contacts with individuals as well as affected family.  We work closely with our alcohol and other drug service and family violence teams in order to further support and provide a high quality service to Pacific families and individuals.

Services Provided

Family / whānau support

Family Centred Services are intended to help families and aiga/whanau become safe places to be. This involves delivering culturally effective services to families and aiga/whanau, helping them to access any additional professional help they may need, and assisting them to draw on the informal supports available in their wider family, wha-nau and community.

Family Centred Services are intended to help families and aiga/whānau become safe places to be. This involves delivering culturally effective services to families and aiga/whānau, helping them to access any additional professional help they may need, and assisting them to draw on the informal supports available in their wider family, wha-nau and community.

Pacific People

Taeaomanino has grown to be the biggest Pacific provider in the Wellington region and one of the biggest employers of Pacific people.

Taeaomanino has grown to be the biggest Pacific provider in the Wellington region and one of the biggest employers of Pacific people.

Whānau Ora

Pasifika Futures Whanau Ora is a government funded initiative that is a culturally specific philosophy and approach to strengthening the wellbeing and future of Pacific families. Whanau Ora is a family centred approach which recognises that the best solutions to family challenges come from Pacific families themselves. Pacific families are supported to achieve their aspirations in education, training, economic development, health, participating in the community, developing cultural capital, strengthening identity and family development.

  • Pacific People

Pasifika Futures Whānau Ora is a government funded initiative that is a culturally specific philosophy and approach to strengthening the wellbeing and future of Pacific families. Whānau Ora is a family centred approach which recognises that the best solutions to family challenges come from Pacific families themselves.  Pacific families are supported to achieve their aspirations in education, training, economic development, health, participating in the community, developing cultural capital, strengthening identity and family development.

Family Start

Taeaomanino Trust believes that all children have the right to have the best possible start in life. However, we are aware that our children grow up in sometimes challenging environments. The Family Start programme supports families/whanau who are struggling with challenges or problems that put health, education and social outcomes for their children at risk. Participation by families/whanau in the programme is voluntary.

Taeaomanino Trust believes that all children have the right to have the best possible start in life. However, we are aware that our children grow up in sometimes challenging environments. The Family Start programme supports families/whānau who are struggling with challenges or problems that put health, education and social outcomes for their children at risk. Participation by families/whānau in the programme is voluntary.

Abuse and violence support

Family Violence Prevention Service - Our Family Violence Service provides a response to child abuse prevention and domestic violence. It centres attention on Pacific children, mothers and or fathers who are exposed to violence in the home and the community. Our service is available to all Pacific individuals and families in Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti. Our Family/Relationship counselling also supports couples to address violence behaviours and are encouraged to use good communication skills to improve the quality of their relationship.

  • Counselling
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Victim support

Family Violence Prevention Service - Our Family Violence Service provides a response to child abuse prevention and domestic violence. It centres attention on Pacific children, mothers and or fathers who are exposed to violence in the home and the community. Our service is available to all Pacific individuals and families in Wellington, Hutt Valley, Porirua and Kapiti.

Our Family/Relationship counselling also supports couples to address violence behaviours and are encouraged to use good communication skills to improve the quality of their relationship.

Pregnancy and parenting

Homebased - Visit families/fanau in the Wellington area, provides practical assistance in the home, provides guidance for home safety and safety of children, provides community service information and link families to appropriate community support.

Homebased - Visit families/fanau in the Wellington area, provides practical assistance in the home, provides guidance for home safety and safety of children, provides community service information and link families to appropriate community support.

Social work

Social Worker in School - the aim of the programme is to enhance life outcomes for children whose social and family circumstances place at risk their chances of achieving good education, social and health outcomes.

Social Worker in School - the aim of the programme is to enhance life outcomes for children whose social and family circumstances place at risk their chances of achieving good education, social and health outcomes.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, LGBTQIA+ friendly, Child / Tamariki friendly

Region

Wellington

Contact Details

Freephone 0800 345 345

10 Prosser Street
Elsdon
Porirua 5022

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Street Address

10 Prosser Street
Elsdon
Porirua 5022

Postal Address

PO Box 50452
Porirua 5240

This page was last updated at 4:17PM on August 10, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Taeaomanino Trust.