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Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau Health, Education and Social Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Community Health, Kaupapa Māori, Social

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8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Tuwharetoa Ki Kaweru Hauora is an Iwi and Community based Kaupapa Māori Health Provider delivering a range of services to the people of Kawerau and surrounding districts.

TKKH aims to provide quality health, social and education services that reflect Te Taha Wairua, Te Taha Hinengaro, Te Taha Tinana and Te Taha Whānau. 

Our services support:

  • Pepi and Tamariki
  • Rangatahi
  • Pakeke and Kaumātua
  • Whānau

Read more about our full range of services below

Ages

Child / Tamariki

Youth / Rangatahi

Adult / Pakeke

Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Please contact us for non judgemental support and advice from our team of caring and skilled professionals.

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Charges

No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English

Programmes

Alcohol & Drug Counselling – Youth and Adult Services

Youth and Adult AOD services provide strategies to prevent and intervene with potential substance abuse issues, reducing harm caused by alcohol and drug use with the support of brief interventions for relapse and follow-up. Our staff can make referrals into residential treatment if required.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD)

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to these service can be made any source including Self-Referral, Mental Health Services, Whānau/Caregivers, GP’s/Primary Practitioners, Inpatient Services.

Description

Youth and Adult AOD services provide strategies to prevent and intervene with potential substance abuse issues, reducing harm caused by alcohol and drug use with the support of brief interventions for relapse and follow-up. Our staff can make referrals into residential treatment if required.

Infant, Child, Adolescent and Youth Mental Health (I.C.A.Y)

We provide support for children and adolescents up to 19 years old and their families/whānau who have low to moderate mental health problems such as, anxiety disorder, depression, low moods, suicidal thoughts and feelings, self-harm and associated drug and alcohol misuse. We deliver services within Kawerau and Murupara and work closely with Voyages ICAMHS.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Our friendly team are on hand to help with any enquiries, otherwise access to this Service can be through; Self-Referral, Mental Health Services, Whānau/Caregivers/Schools, GP’s/Primary Practitioners, Inpatient Services.

Description

We provide support for children and adolescents up to 19 years old and their families/whānau who have low to moderate mental health problems such as, anxiety disorder, depression, low moods, suicidal thoughts and feelings, self-harm and associated drug and alcohol misuse. We deliver services within Kawerau and Murupara and work closely with Voyages ICAMHS.

Kaupapa Māori Primary Mental Health

This is a primary mental health service for youth aged between 10 – 19yrs intended to improve responsiveness to youth with mild to moderate mental health issues, conduct disorders and alcohol and other drugs providing packages of care to Māori and Pacific peoples.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori, Pacific People

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Pacific People (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Pacific People - mental health

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Our friendly team are on hand to help with any enquiries, otherwise access to this Service can be through; Self-Referral, Mental Health Services, Whānau/Caregivers/Schools, GP’s/Primary Practitioners.

Description

This is a primary mental health service for youth aged between 10 – 19yrs intended to improve responsiveness to youth with mild to moderate mental health issues, conduct disorders and alcohol and other drugs providing packages of care to Māori and Pacific peoples.

Alcohol & Drug Triage Services - Community Probation Services

his service provides AOD assessments for those offenders with community-based sentences. Our assessor is co-located within Probation Offices in Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki and Kawerau and the service is only accessible via a Probation Officer in these locations.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD)

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Corrections

Referral Process

Our assessor is co-located within Probation Offices in Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki and Kawerau and the service is only accessible via a Probation Officer in these locations.

Description

his service provides AOD assessments for those offenders with community-based sentences. Our assessor is co-located within Probation Offices in Whakatāne, Ōpōtiki and Kawerau and the service is only accessible via a Probation Officer in these locations.

Counselling Services

Counselling is a space where you can be you, to discuss problems and any difficult feelings, being listened to without any judgement, in a safe and confidential environment. Counselling is helpful for anxiety; stress; low mood/depression; abuse (either physical, psychological, emotional or sexual); grief and loss; trauma; anger; having suicidal thoughts, or if you want someone to confide in rather than whānau or friends.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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

Regions

Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Our friendly team are on hand to help with any enquiries, otherwise access to this Service can be through; Self-Referral, Mental Health Services, Whānau, GP’s/Primary Practitioners.

Description

Counselling is a space where you can be you, to discuss problems and any difficult feelings, being listened to without any judgement, in a safe and confidential environment. Counselling is helpful for anxiety; stress; low mood/depression; abuse (either physical, psychological, emotional or sexual); grief and loss; trauma; anger; having suicidal thoughts, or if you want someone to confide in rather than whānau or friends.

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

Intensive Whānau Support: We work with you and your whānau to prevent recurring violence by supporting you to create strategies of whanau resilience that are tailored to suit your whānau. The plans are whānau led to support your whānau needs and goals. The service can provide Tikanga based approaches that provide re-connection to Whakapapa, Tikanga mo Te Reo Maori and other long-term change. Our Counselling Services also offer a space where you can be you, to discuss problems and any difficult feelings, being listened to without any judgement,

  • Counselling
  • Family violence intervention
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Victim support

Intensive Whānau Support: We work with you and your whānau to prevent recurring violence by supporting you to create strategies of whānau resilience that are tailored to suit your whānau. The plans are whānau led to support your whānau needs and goals. The service can provide Tikanga based approaches that provide re-connection to Whakapapa, Tikanga mo Te Reo Māori and other long-term change.

Our Counselling Services also offer a space where you can be you, to discuss problems and any difficult feelings, being listened to without any judgement, 

Elder abuse

Elderly Abuse & Response Services: No matter how old we are, we are all entitled to be treated as full members of our communities. Elder abuse is widespread and impacts everyone in our community. We can reduce the risk of elder abuse by putting systems in place that can prevent abuse from the start. For example, we can create community supports and services for caregivers and older people that can reduce the risk factors tied to elder abuse (such as social isolation).

Elderly Abuse & Response Services: No matter how old we are, we are all entitled to be treated as full members of our communities. Elder abuse is widespread and impacts everyone in our community. We can reduce the risk of elder abuse by putting systems in place that can prevent abuse from the start. For example, we can create community supports and services for caregivers and older people that can reduce the risk factors tied to elder abuse (such as social isolation).

Children's team

The Children’s Team approach is a way of working hand in hand with families and whānau to create safer lives for at-risk children.

The Children’s Team approach is a way of working hand in hand with families and whānau to create safer lives for at-risk children.

Stopping violence services

Te Maro Motuhake – a non-violence program for men and women who have been directed by the Court or the Department of Corrections to undertake a non-violence programme. Our team can complete an assessment and provide a monitored programme to meet your needs and the requirements of the agency that has directed you to attend. The program offers strategies and tools to keep you and your whanau safe from family harm.

Te Maro Motuhake – a non-violence program for men and women who have been directed by the Court or the Department of Corrections to undertake a non-violence programme. Our team can complete an assessment and provide a monitored programme to meet your needs and the requirements of the agency that has directed you to attend. The program offers strategies and tools to keep you and your whānau safe from family harm.

Family / whānau support

Family Start is a tamariki centred home visiting program that focuses on health, learning, safety, and whānau relationships. The program encompasses manaaki, awhi, whakamana, and tautoko to whānau to ensure tamariki are well supported in order to thrive.

Family Start is a tamariki centred home visiting program that focuses on health, learning, safety, and whānau relationships. The program encompasses manaaki, awhi, whakamana, and tautoko to whānau to ensure tamariki are well supported in order to thrive.

Pregnancy and parenting

We provide free support, advice and education services for Mama and their Pēpi that is client focused and culturally appropriate. Kaupapa Antenatal: This is a free service that provides antenatal advice, healthy eating information, immunisation support, and a broader range of life skills for mama that is woven into the delivery of this service.

  • Postnatal support
  • Pregnancy

We provide free support, advice and education services for Mama and their Pēpi that is client focused and culturally appropriate.

Kaupapa Antenatal: 
This is a free service that provides antenatal advice, healthy eating information, immunisation support, and a broader range of life skills for mama that is woven into the delivery of this service.

Koroua & Kuia Support

This service provides meaningful activity and health education and support to Kaumātua living within Kawerau and surrounding districts. This service aims to enhance positive social and functional activities for Kaumātua through mentally and socially stimulating programmes.

This service provides meaningful activity and health education and support to Kaumātua living within Kawerau and surrounding districts. This service aims to enhance positive social and functional activities for Kaumātua through mentally and socially stimulating programmes.

Health screening

Rheumatic Fever / Cellulitis Prevention: Rheumatic fever commonly appears in school age children, it is a preventable disease by identifying sore throats caused by strep throat. Treatment is a course of an appropriate antibiotic. Our team of trained professionals can ensure the prevention of this disease through early detection and are based in schools within Kawerau and the surrounding areas including Whakatane.

  • Rheumatic fever (Sore throat swab)

Rheumatic Fever / Cellulitis Prevention: Rheumatic fever commonly appears in school age children, it is a preventable disease by identifying sore throats caused by strep throat. Treatment is a course of an appropriate antibiotic. Our team of trained professionals can ensure the prevention of this disease through early detection and are based in schools within Kawerau and the surrounding areas including Whakatāne.

Sexual and reproductive health

Sexual Health Clinic: We provide a walk-in clinic with a Registered Nurse that is available Monday to Friday. The service offers sexual and reproductive health information, education and advice on but not limited to; staying safe, contraception, STI’s and puberty. We also offer contraception access, including education, insertion and removal of LARC (Long acting reversible contraception) preformed by a fully competent registered nurse.

  • Male sexual health
  • Contraception (birth control)
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexually transmitted infection checks

Sexual Health Clinic: We provide a walk-in clinic with a Registered Nurse that is available Monday to Friday. The service offers sexual and reproductive health information, education and advice on but not limited to; staying safe, contraception, STI’s and puberty.

We also offer contraception access, including education, insertion and removal of LARC (Long acting reversible contraception) preformed by a fully competent registered nurse.

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

We offer nutrition and health knowledge and promote physical activity to inspire healthy and active Rangatahi and their whanau. The service aims to develop whanau as champions of healthy lifestyles.

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating

We offer nutrition and health knowledge and promote physical activity to inspire healthy and active Rangatahi and their whānau. The service aims to develop whānau as champions of healthy lifestyles.

Youth mentoring / development

Rangatahi (one-on-one support): This service offers high intensity youth work support for youth at high risk of poor life outcomes through programmes and/or one-to-one mentoring, assisting young people to engage in positive activities.

Rangatahi (one-on-one support): This service offers high intensity youth work support for youth at high risk of poor life outcomes through programmes and/or one-to-one mentoring, assisting young people to engage in positive activities.

Education and training

He Poutama Rangatahi: Are you 15-24 years and looking for further education, training or employment? We offer a 10 week programme that will help you become work-ready or to consider further training

He Poutama Rangatahi: Are you 15-24 years and looking for further education, training or employment? We offer a 10 week programme that will help you become work-ready or to consider further training

Kaupapa Māori

Tikanga Wānanga (Rangatahi): We offer Tikanga Programs that offer Māori philosophy, values, knowledge and practices to foster the regeneration of Māori identity and values. Our programmes are designed to improve Rangatahi motivation to understand their offending and increase their interest in engaging with other cultural interventions that will reduce their likelihood of re-offending.

Tikanga Wānanga (Rangatahi): We offer Tikanga Programs that offer Māori philosophy, values, knowledge and practices to foster the regeneration of Māori identity and values. Our programmes are designed to improve Rangatahi motivation to understand their offending and increase their interest in engaging with other cultural interventions that will reduce their likelihood of re-offending.

Social work

Social Workers in Schools is a tamariki service delivered within Schools based in Kawerau. The team assists tamariki whose social and family circumstances put them at risk of not achieving good health, education, and welfare outcomes.

Social Workers in Schools is a tamariki service delivered within Schools based in Kawerau. The team assists tamariki whose social and family circumstances put them at risk of not achieving good health, education, and welfare outcomes.

Māori Health Service Coordination

We can help improve your access to primary medical and community health facilities by providing community-based assessments, co-ordination and referrals into other services. We offer whānau support and advocacy through education and promotion.

We can help improve your access to primary medical and community health facilities by providing community-based assessments, co-ordination and referrals into other services. We offer whānau support and advocacy through education and promotion.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Child / Tamariki friendly

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Parking

Parking is available on Islington and Onslow streets

Region

Bay of Plenty

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

26-30 Islington Street
Kawerau
Bay of Plenty 3127

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Street Address

26-30 Islington Street
Kawerau
Bay of Plenty 3127

Postal Address

PO Box 262
Kawerau

This page was last updated at 9:31AM on December 19, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Tūwharetoa ki Kawerau Health, Education and Social Services.