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 of your school and the children in your class, we would like to invite you to participate in a self- assessment of what resources you currently have and what resources that you feel might add value to your classroom, tamariki, wider whānau and community.



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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. What supports does your class currently access when you identify children with mental health and/ or wellbeing needs?

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* 3. What type of professional development activity have you accessed to support the mental health and wellbeing needs of children in your classroom?

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* 4. Do you currently deliver any mental health and wellbeing promotion programs in your class? If so please list which programs are delivered?

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* 5. Do you currently have any mental health and wellbeing promotion programs from community organisations provided in your class?

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* 6. Are you currently involved in any cross-school, inter-school or inter-sectoral meetings / collaboration in regards to the mental health and wellbeing of the children in your class?

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* 7. What would you identify as the most significant gap in accessing mental health and wellbeing supports for children and their wider whānau within your class and wider community?

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* 8. What local pathways or resources for support would you like to see developed to support children and their whānau from your class?

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* 9. What direct supports would you like see being delivered in your class/school for children experiencing mental health, behavioural or social challenges?

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* 10. Are there any other resources that you have access to that you have not yet included/ described that you believe are valuable for addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs of children in your class, school or community?

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

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