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Raukura Hauora O Tainui - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Cultural Advisor Support Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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


South Auckland

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access by referral through Raukura Hauora O Tainui Mental Health Services.


This service aims to improve the quality of care for Māori and to help improve services for Māori by:

  • developing the knowledge and skills of Māori staff in the service
  • encouraging new Māori staff to work in the service
  • ensuring Māori involvement in policy making and strategy development for mental health services
  • strengthening liaison between mental health services and local Māori groups
  • helping non Māori staff to develop appropriate ways of working with Māori clients.

Kaumātua Support Service offers support to individuals and their whānau to strengthen family links.

Services provided are:

  • Karakia (prayer)
  • karakia watea (environment blessings)
  • educate whānau about the importance of whakapapa and pepeha (tools for connecting people with each other)
  • helping with tribal links
  • manakitanga (service practice)

Please click on the following link to view the Kaumātua Support Service section of our website.

Contact Details

47 Druces Rd, Manukau

South Auckland

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

47 Druces Rd
Manukau City

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Street Address

47 Druces Rd
Manukau City

Postal Address

PO Box 97644
South Auckland Mail Centre
Manukau 2241

This page was last updated at 10:38AM on January 26, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Raukura Hauora O Tainui - Mental Health & Addiction Services.