Southern DHB Māori Mental Health
Public Service, Mental Health, Mental Health & Addictions
Māori Mental Health
- Programme Areas
Mental health, Kaupapa Māori
- Programme Type
Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health
Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, Southland, Waitaki
- Age Groups
Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua
- Referral Types
GP, DHB clinical services
Te Oranga Tonu Tanga Referrals:
Referrals received through self-referral, GP, Mental Health Services and Māori Health Providers. If you are a current (SDHB) Mental Health service user, you can request through either your Psychiatrist or Key Worker to be referred to our service. There is an expectation that you are currently receiving support from a registered mental health professional and that you meet the criteria for entry into the service.
You can request a referral form from Te Oranga Tonu Tanga.
Once we have received your referral a Kaioranga Hauora Māori will contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your first meeting.
During this meeting there will be a time for whakawhānaungatanga (relationship building) to take place and to kōrero about what services we can provide and what your current needs may be. You can if you wish bring along whānau members and/or support people to the meeting.
Me mahi tahi tātou.
Te Korowai Hou Ora Referrals:
To be referred to Te Korowai Hou Ora you must be a current mental health service user or are being assessed by the mental health service at Southland Hospital. You may request support from Te Korowai Hou Ora at any time through your Psychiatrist or Key Worker.
Once we have received your referral a Cultural Worker or Māori Mental Health Nurse will contact you to arrange a suitable time and place for your first meeting. During this meeting there will be time for whakawhānaungatanga (relationship building) to take place and to kōrero about what your current needs may be and what services we can provide. We warmly invite whānau and / or support people to attend any mental health hui with you.
Te Oranga Tonu Tanga (Based at Wakari Hospital)
The Southern DHB, Te Oranga Tonu Tanga (a pathway to healing) is a free kaupapa driven Māori service for adults and children providing awhi, manaaki and tautoko to those individuals and whānau who are experiencing a significant mental health issue.
A range of services are provided by the Kaioranga Hauora Māori to tangata whaiora (clients). Services are provided for both hospital (for all tangata whaiora who are receiving clinical mental health services within the Southern DHB) and community.
Kaioranga Hauora Māori descends from a variety of iwi (tribal affiliations) offering an extensive in-depth understanding of each rohe (area) from where they come from. Kaioranga Hauora Māori have expert knowledge of tikanga Māori, life experience, clinical expertise within mental health and most importantly a passion about supporting Māori on their journey to recovery and in sustaining a healthy lifestyle. The service also has access to kaumatua to help guide and support the Kaioranga Hauora Māori in their practice as well as provide guidance and support to the tangata whaiora and their whānau.
The Kaioranga Hauora Māori functions like all other clinicians within the mental health service. They attend multi-disciplinary team meetings within their individual liaison areas and their own multidisciplinary meeting where clinical and cultural assessments are conducted and discussed.
Whakamanatia ngā moemoea ngā wawata me ngā tumanako ngā tipuna o nehe rā.
To restore the dreams, aspirations and hopes of our ancestors past and present.
Te Korowai Hou Ora - The Cloak of New Life (Based at Southland Hospital)
Te Korowai Hou Ora is a Māori mental health service for adults and children experiencing a significant mental health issue requiring secondary care intervention. The aim of Te Korowai Hou Ora is to provide tangata whaiora and their whānau quality service based on the values of tika, pono and aroha that meet their needs on their journey to wellness. Te Korowai Hou Ora recognises that wellness can only be achieved through collaboration, understanding and dedication.
A range of services are provided to tangata whaiora and their whānau by the Te Korowai Hou Ora team. The services are primarily hospital based. The team comprises of Māori staff from iwi and hapu across Aotearoa. Staff have knowledge of tikanga Māori, life experience, clinical expertise with mental health issues and most importantly a passion for supporting tangata whaiora and their whānau on their recovery pathway. Te Korowai Hou Ora services are available for all tangata whaiora who are receiving clinical mental health services within the Southern DHB.
The cultural workers and registered nurse function like all other clinicians within the mental health service. They attend multi-disciplinary clinical team meetings providing clinical treatment, conduct cultural assessments and support tangata whaiora through the recovery process.
Ki te kāhore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te Iwi
Without foresight or vision the people will be lost
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This page was last updated at 11:11AM on April 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Southern DHB Māori Mental Health.