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Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Whai Marama Youth Connex

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health



Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

To make a referral, contact:
ICAMHS Te Awamutu
Phone: 0800 154 973 or (07) 871 3671
Fax:    (07) 870 4279

Referrals to Whai Marama Youth Connex can be made by a GP, school, family or a young person themselves. This service is for individuals in the Southern Waikato area.


Whai Marama Youth Connex Services is part of the Te Rūnanga Ō Kirikiriroa group of services providing Specialist Kaupapa Māori & Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental Health care to the Southern Waikato Area.

As a member of the Southern Waikato Cluster group of services, Whai Marama’s ‘Point of Difference’ in delivery of services to Tamariki and Rangatahi combines the best clinical and cultural models of mental health care to whānau and family.

The integrity of the service and its practitioners are driven by a ‘Values based’ practice that includes:

Mana Rangatira – Assisting whānau to aspire to leadership and autonomy
Whanaungatanga – Connecting with family and extended families/networks
Manaakitanga – Empowering whānau and achieving a whole of family approach
Arohatanga – Nurturing and applying unconditional love

We realise that “Wellness is achieved when Whānau/Family understand their whakapapa”.

Contact Details

59 Higgins Road
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

59 Higgins Road
Waikato 3204

Postal Address

PO Box 19165
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3244

This page was last updated at 6:40AM on June 4, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Rūnanga Ō Kirikiriroa - Mental Health & Addiction Services.