Purpose:

Northland DHB have been asked to work with Primary and Intermediate Kura across Te Tai Tokerau to assist in the co-design of pathways for the provision of mental wellbeing supports to tamariki aged 5 – 12 years. 

The mental health and wellbeing of tamariki across New Zealand is a priority for this Government and the Ministry of Health.

Mana Ake provides a new approach to delivering additional mental health support for tamariki in primary and intermediate kura across the region of Te Tai Tokerau. Mana Ake seeks to provide holistic support through:
  • Direct support to tamariki experiencing social, emotional or behavioural challenges 
  • Clarification of local support pathways, making it easier for kura, kaiako and whānau to access support when and where they need it.
  • Support for kura to make improvements to the kura environment using whole kura and classroom wellbeing programmes and wellbeing promotion
  • Service sector improvements by providing greater collaboration across Health, Education and social sector partners in the provision of support.
The co-design process will be initiated alongside key stakeholders in Te Tai Tokerau and consider how to best provide kura based mental wellbeing supports.

Self-Assessment:
To support us to better understand the needs you see in your Iwi / Hapū, we would like to invite you to participate in a self- assessment of what resources that you feel might add value to your local kura, tamariki, whānau and hapori whānui.



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* 1. Contact Information (optional)

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* 2. What do you feel are the main mental health and/or wellbeing issues facing tamariki in your Iwi and Hapū?

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* 3. What does mental health and well being support look like from a Te Ao Māori perspective?

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* 4. How could Mana Ake apply a Te Ao Māori approach across any future service delivery model to ensure tamariki and whānau are supported appropriately?

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* 5. What sort of additional supports or services would you like to see for tamariki who identify with mental health and/ or wellbeing needs?

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* 6. What would you identify as the most significant gap in accessing mental health and wellbeing supports for tamariki and their wider whānau within schools and the wider community?

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* 7. Describe the best type of person to provide mental health and wellbeing support?

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* 8. Where do you feel is the most important place to start in providing additional mental health and/ or wellbeing services for tamariki? (tick one or more)

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* 9. What additional supports or services would help whānau to support the mental health and/ or wellbeing needs of their tamariki?

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* 10. What would help improve kura and Iwi / Hapū working together around the needs of our tamariki?

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* 11. What additional training do you think is necessary to improve mental health and wellbeing support for tamariki?

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* 12. What mental health and/ or wellbeing supports or services are you aware of that have achieved positive outcomes for tamariki?

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* 13. Any additional information that would be helpful to include

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