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Mental Health & Addictions Service


Te Ahi Kaa - Iwi and Community Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health


East Auckland, South Auckland

Age Groups


Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Entry by self-referral, referral from primary (GPs) and secondary health services, whanau/family, carers and/or community members.


Te Ahi Kaa - Iwi and Community Supports

These services provide community based supports for pakeke/kaumatua/tangata who have been diagnosed with a mental illness, to facilitate access to the services and resources they need to nurture their wellbeing.

Supports will include but are not limited to:

  • Manaakitanga (Holistic Approach to Wellbeing)
  • Wairuatanga (Dreams and Aspirations)
  • Whanaungatanga (Cultural Identity and Connection to Whanau, 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)

Iwi Support is an option for Maori tangata and/or tangata preferring a Kaupapa Maori/Te Ao Maori centred pathway of care including the delivery of supports in Te Reo Maori. There is an emphasis on whakawhanaungatanga and facilitating access and/or reconnection to cultural, natural supports, Whanau, Whenua, Hapu and Iwi.

For further information please contact us on (09) 262 4533 or email us at  

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 2:46PM on December 17, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Mahitahi Trust.