Purpose:

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

The mental health and wellbeing of children 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 children in primary and intermediate schools across the Te Tai Tokerau region. Mana Ake seeks to provide holistic support through:
  • Direct support to children experiencing social, emotional or behavioural challenges 
  • Clarification of local support pathways, making it easier for schools, teachers and whānau to access support when and where they need it.
  • Support for schools to make improvements to the school environment using the whole of school 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 school based mental wellbeing supports.

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



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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. What do you feel are the main mental health and/or wellbeing issues facing our tamariki (children)?

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* 3. 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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* 4. 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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* 5. Describe the best type of person to provide mental health and wellbeing support?

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* 6. 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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* 7. What additional supports or services would help whānau to support their child's mental health and/ or wellbeing needs?

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* 8. What would help improve schools and whānau working together around the needs of our tamariki?

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

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* 10. What mental health and/ or wellbeing supports or services have you seen or used that have worked well in your whānau, community or school?

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

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