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Whaioro Trust

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori, Community Health, Social

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Description

Whaioro Trust is a Kaupapa Māori Provider of Mental Health and Addiction Services supporting people experiencing mental health issues into employment and/or training from Feilding through to Ōtaki. We provide early intervention counselling for rangatahi (youth) dealing with alcohol and drug issues in wider Horowhenua.  Additionally a Health Coaching service is available in Feilding and Ōtaki and Social worker and navigational staff cover the wider Manawatu/Horowhenua areas.

Staff

Mahi Tu Ora - Supported Employment staff:

Christina Hemmingsen 027 2946888

Maiava Malifa 027 2758 777

Shannon Persson 027 2619681

Jonathon Beamsley 0272006050

 

Early Intervention Alcohol and Drug Counselling staff:

Janelle Hing 027 488 8798

Geordie Parrant 0273165478

Maiava Malifa 0272758777

Fiona Brock 0273327301

Jane Masoe 021403937


Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

No fees.

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori, Samoan

Programmes

Mahi Tu Ora

Mahi Tu Ora is a supported employment service aimed at assisting Tangata Whaiora to gain meaningful employment and/or training. The programme focuses on the aspirations of Nga Tangata Whaiora. The Mahi Tu Ora programme operates in the Manawatu and the Horowhenua region. Our kaiwhakahaere-a-mahi (coaches) assist those coping with mental health issues to find employment, and/or training. We assist them to reach their aspirations with goal setting, tailored planning, 1-1 support and coaching. Once they attain their goals we then assist them through additional planning to remain in work or training by ensuring that they have whānau and wider community supports in place.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Supported employment

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

You can access the service by:

  • self-referral
  • key worker
  • whānau member
  • making contact with us
  • iwi 
  • community
  • agencies
Description

Mahi Tu Ora is a supported employment service aimed at assisting Tangata Whaiora to gain meaningful employment and/or training. The programme focuses on the aspirations of Nga Tangata Whaiora. The Mahi Tu Ora programme operates in the Manawatu and the Horowhenua region.

Our kaiwhakahaere-a-mahi (coaches) assist those coping with mental health issues to find employment, and/or training.  We assist them to reach their aspirations with goal setting, tailored planning, 1-1 support and coaching.  Once they attain their goals we then assist them through additional planning to remain in work or training by ensuring that they have whānau and wider community supports in place.

Rangatahi Alcohol & Drug Counselling Service

Whaioro Trust Rangatahi Alcohol & Drug Counselling Service provides education and support to youth aged 10-17 years who are using or affected by alcohol and other drugs. Whaioro delivers this service throughout the Horowhenua region, both in the colleges and in the community, through qualified AOD Counsellors. Whaioro Trust's counselling service provides education and support to rangatahi (youth), aged 10 – 17 years, using or affected by alcohol and other drugs, and their whānau. Referrals can be made directly or through education facilities, Government agencies, other local NGOs, and Iwi services. This programme is offered in the wider Horowhenua area, with the staff based in Levin.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

This service is an early intervention counselling service for Rangatahi/young people aged 10 - 17

You can access the service by:

  • schools
  • self-referral
  • key worker
  • whānau member
  • making contact with us
Description

Whaioro Trust Rangatahi Alcohol & Drug Counselling Service provides education and support to youth aged 10-17 years who are using or affected by alcohol and other drugs. Whaioro delivers this service throughout the Horowhenua region, both in the colleges and in the community, through qualified AOD Counsellors.

Whaioro Trust's counselling service provides education and support to rangatahi (youth), aged 10 – 17 years,  using or affected by alcohol and other drugs, and their whānau. Referrals can be made directly or through education facilities, Government agencies, other local NGOs, and Iwi services. This programme is offered in the wider Horowhenua area, with the staff based in Levin. 

Mahi Taiohi Programme

Mahi Taiohi Programme delivered by the Counsellors of the Rangatahi AOD Service. It is a group programme that looks at the behaviours rangatahi use and the importance and meaning they attribute to their actions. This is then related to their AOD use. It covers; Early Warning Signs; Triggers; options to violence; assertiveness; self-talk; negotiation and sexual health issues. This programme also attracts NCEA credits.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

This is a service for Rangatahi/young people aged 10 - 24.

You can access the service by:

  • self-referral
  • key worker
  • whānau member
  • making contact with us
Description

Mahi Taiohi Programme delivered by the Counsellors of the Rangatahi AOD Service. It is a group programme that looks at the behaviours rangatahi use and the importance and meaning they attribute to their actions. This is then related to their AOD use. It covers; Early Warning Signs; Triggers; options to violence; assertiveness; self-talk; negotiation and sexual health issues. This programme also attracts NCEA credits.

Kai Whakapuaki Waiora (Health Coaches)

Working alongside whānau with mental health, addictions, and other wellbeing challenges. Promoting self management, emotional support, connecting with health professionals and other community services.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

MidCentral

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

GP, Medical Centres, Community organisations

Description

Working alongside whānau with mental health, addictions, and other wellbeing challenges.

Promoting self management, emotional support, connecting with health professionals and other community services.

Whanau social worker and navagator support

Programme Areas Crisis / acute, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori Programme Type Kaupapa Māori (AOD), DHB Mental Health Crisis, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health Regions MidCentral Referral Types Self referral, GP Referral Process Self referral, Te Whatu Ora, Community, whānau, hapu and iwi

Programme Areas

Crisis / acute, Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori (AOD), DHB Mental Health Crisis, Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

MidCentral

Referral Types

Self referral, GP

Referral Process

Self referral, Te Whatu Ora, Community, whānau, hapu and iwi

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Wheelchair accessible toilet, Mobility parking space, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Additional Details

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

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Region

MidCentral

Contact Details

0800 RANGATAHI (726428) national contact number for youth needing support
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Instagram: @whaioro.trust

26 Parker Avenue
Levin
Manawatū-Whanganui 5510

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Street Address

26 Parker Avenue
Levin
Manawatū-Whanganui 5510

Postal Address

P.O. Box 178
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4410

This page was last updated at 1:41PM on November 30, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Whaioro Trust.