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Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Iwi Ora - Community Living Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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


East Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Entry into this service is by referral from Rapua Te Ao Waiora (Māori Mental Health) Services Ph. (09) 259 5099.


This service has a strengths-based, recovery orientation. It assists people who would previously have stayed in inpatient services or residential rehabilitation, or who could no longer remain in their accommodation, to develop their own solutions to achieve any of the following:

  • plan for a better future
  • rapidly obtain housing when they have none
  • live in affordable housing and in the community of their choice
  • receive supports that will enable them to live full and active lives within the community
  • enhance their ability to complete activities of daily living that increase wellbeing
  • achieve their goals in terms of work and of friendship and family connections
  • minimise the impact of their mental illness on their lives.

Supports will include but are not limited to:

  • Manaakitanga (Holistic Approach to Wellbeing)
  • Wairuatanga (Dreams and Aspirations)
  • Whanaungatanga (Cultural Identity and Connection to Whānau, Hapu and Iwi)
  • Mātauranga (Pre-Vocational Education and Training)
  • Kaitiakitanga (Health & Wellbeing)
  • Mahi Ngatahi (Daily Living & Activities)
  • Te Ahi Kaa Roa (Housing)
  • Rangatiratanga (Self-esteem and Self-determination)

The service also works with members of the community (e.g. landlords, employers) to improve opportunities for clients of the service.

This service works to support clients who have previously lived in inpatient services or residential rehabilitation to find personalised solutions that will enable them to live full lives in their community of choice and to find and create homes for themselves.

Contact Details

15A Ronwood Avenue
Auckland 2104

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Street Address

15A Ronwood Avenue
Auckland 2104

Postal Address

PO Box 97537
Auckland 2241

This page was last updated at 1:16PM on November 9, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Mahitahi Trust.