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Kakakura Health Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service

Description

Kakakura Health Services is a Kaupapa Māori Health & Social Services Agency.  We embody two Kāi Tahu whakataukī (proverbial sayings).  The first is associated with our tohu /logo (the parrot), sacred to the takata whenua (people of the land):

“Ka rere te manu, mauri ora!”  
“When the bird flies, life is abundant!”

One of our aims at Kakakura is to assist people in bringing balance and wellness to their lives.  The whakataukī, “Ka rere te manu, mauri ora” is symbolic of this philosophy.

The second proverbial saying is the base value underlying the purpose and operations of Kakakura.  Aroha provides the whanaukataka within the internal structure, ensuring mutual respect in all activities.

“Aroha ki te takata!”  
“Love and hospitality to all!”

Kakakura is committed to extending the philosophy and practice of “Aroha ki te takata” to all takata whaiora (clients), manuhiri (visitors) and kaimahi (staff).

Programmes

Needs Assessment & Service Co-Ordination

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Southland

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You are eligible to receive our services if you have the following:         

•  A psychiatric diagnosis,         
•  Are referred by a psychiatric clinician,         
•  Have a current needs assessment,        
•  And are aged 18…

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Description

Kakakura works closely with Southern DHB - Mental Health Needs Assessment and Service Co-ordination team, other community groups, GPs and whanau to identify what supports you require to live a…

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Adult Community Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Canterbury, Southland

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You are eligible to receive our services if you have the following:         

•  A psychiatric diagnosis,         
•  Are referred by a psychiatric clinician,         
•  Have a current needs assessment,        
•  And are aged 18…

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Description

Established in 1997, this is a community support service that operates in both Ōtautahi (Christchurch) and Murihiku (Invercargill).  Kaiāwhina are trained and supervised mental health support workers who assist people…

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Community Based Residential Support

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Residential support

Regions

Canterbury, Southland

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You are eligible to receive our services if you have the following: 

•  A psychiatric diagnosis,         
•  Are referred by a psychiatric clinician,         
•  Have a current needs assessment,        
•  And are aged 18…

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Description

Te Korimako Established in 1997, Te Korimako is an eight-bed residential whare (home) in Ōtautahi (Christchurch). Te Korimako is a Kaupapa Māori 24-hour residential rehabilitation and respite facility for adults…

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Respite Care

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Respite

Regions

Southland

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You are eligible to receive our services if you have the following:         

•  A psychiatric diagnosis,         
•  Are referred by a psychiatric clinician,         
•  Have a current needs assessment,         
•  And are aged 18…

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Description

Te Kotuku provides 2 beds for emergency and planned respite care for Southern District Health Board.

Te Kotuku is a Kaupapa Māori 24-hour residential rehabilitation and respite facility for adults…

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Fees

No fees apply.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 2:43PM on November 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Kakakura Health Services.