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Whitiki Maurea - Specialist Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services | Waitematā | Te Whatu Ora

Public Service, Mental Health, Kaupapa Māori, Mental Health & Addictions

Today

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Formerly Waitematā DHB Whitiki Maurea - Māori Mental Health and Addiction Services

Whītiki Maurea is committed to delivering holistic services to tangata whai i te ora. This is accomplished by weaving together Mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) and Western clinical practice to support tangata whai i te ora and their whānau to achieve the best possible health outcomes.

Whītiki Maurea has three distinct services which work in unison to support tangata whai i te ora and their whānau to achieve the best possible health outcomes. While each of the 3 teams of Whītiki Maurea have a specific focus (cultural, addictions, clinical) we employ staff who may also have dual competencies i.e. cultural and clinical.  These services are described below:

  • Te Ātea Marino - a Māori kaupapa based addiction service that supports the recovery of  people aged 13 years and over who live in any of the Metro-Auckland DHBs. The team offers a mix of options including 1:1 sessions, groups and whānau work which are all tikanga aligned. All of our staff are registered counsellors or addiction practitioners and receive Māori cultural supervision and training. 

This service is delivered in several locations across Tāmaki Makaurau.

  • MOKO Servicesprovides Māori kaupapa based specialist mental health services working towards recovery for adults aged 18 to 65 years of age and residing in the Te Whatu Ora Waitematā area. The multidisciplinary team includes psychiatry, psychology, nursing, social work, cultural advisors and occupational therapy who work together to provide assessment and intervention. 

This service is based in Henderson and Takapuna.

  •  Te Pae Ahurea - provide the specialist Māori cultural elements that stem from a Māori worldview that makes Whītiki Maurea a distinctive Service within the Specialist Mental Health and Addictions Services. Those cultural elements include:
    • fulfilling cultural protocols
    • completing cultural assessments on tangata whai i te ora
    • cultural interventions 

Te Pae Ahurea staff work across MOKO Services (Mental Health) and Te Ātea Marino (Addictions Service) as well as providing specialist Māori cultural input in the Inpatient units and within other teams across Specialist Mental Health and Addictions Services.

Whītiki Maurea also has Kaumātua who guide and support the delivery of interventions in accordance with the relevant tikanga. 

Hours

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Programmes

MOKO Māori Mental Health

Based on the North Shore and in Waitakere City, MOKO provides both cultural and clinical services to tangata wahi i te ora Māori living in the Te Whatu Ora Waitematā district.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Access is via referral from Te Whatu Ora Specialist Mental Health Services.

Description

Based on the North Shore and in Waitakere City, MOKO provides both cultural and clinical services to tangata wahi i te ora Māori living in the Te Whatu Ora Waitematā district.

Te Ātea Marino: Māori Alcohol and Drug Regional Team

Te Ātea Marino is a regional service, committed to the kaupapa of “reducing the burden of addiction and related harm’, on the Māori people of Tāmaki Makaurau. We offer high quality brief interventions, tailored to address and support recovery and wellbeing, and can provide tangata whai i te ora Māori with individual counselling, group work and whānau sessions.

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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

Regions

North Auckland, West Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Access to Te Ātea Marino is via direct referral or via CADS teams.

Description

Te Ātea Marino is a regional service, committed to the kaupapa of “reducing the burden of addiction and related harm’, on the Māori people of Tāmaki Makaurau. We offer high quality brief interventions, tailored to address and support recovery and wellbeing, and can provide tangata whai i te ora Māori with individual counselling, group work and whānau sessions.

Te Pae Ahurea

Te Pae Ahurea fulfils cultural protocols, undertakes cultural assessments and provides cultural interventions to Māori accessing Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Services.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

South Auckland, North Auckland, West Auckland, Central Auckland

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Te Pae Ahurea can be accessed via email: maorisupport@waitematadhb.govt.nz. Duty Ph: (09) 822 8557

Description

Te Pae Ahurea fulfils cultural protocols, undertakes cultural assessments and provides cultural interventions to Māori accessing Specialist Mental Health and Addiction Services.  

Refreshments

Tea/Coffee and filtered water is available at Waimarino reception.  Feel free to enjoy this.

Parking

Visitor and disability parking is available at Waimarino Building, 33 Paramount Drive, Henderson.  Please report to reception on arrival.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 12:45PM on May 4, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Whitiki Maurea - Specialist Maori Mental Health and Addiction Services | Waitematā | Te Whatu Ora.