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Southern DHB Māori Mental Health

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    Southern DHB Maori Mental Health & Addiction Services are delivered by two teams. Te Oranga Tonu Tanga operates out of Wakari Hospital and Te Korowai Hou Ora operates out of Southland Hospital.

    Te Oranga Tonu Tanga also provides a Needs Assessment and Service Coordination service.

     

    Programme

    Māori Mental Health

    Te Oranga Tonu Tanga (Based at Wakari Hospital)

    The Southern DHB, Te Oranga Tonu Tanga (a pathway to healing) is a free kaupapa driven Māori service for adults and children providing awhi, manaaki and tautoko to those individuals and whānau who are experiencing a significant mental health issue.

    A range of services are provided by the Kaioranga Hauora Māori to tangata whaiora (clients).  Services are provided for both hospital (for all tangata whaiora who are receiving clinical mental health services within the Southern DHB) and community.  

    Kaioranga Hauora Māori descends from a variety of iwi (tribal affiliations) offering an extensive in-depth understanding of each rohe (area) from where they come from.  Kaioranga Hauora Māori have expert knowledge of tikanga Māori, life experience, clinical expertise within mental health and most importantly a passion about supporting Māori on their journey to recovery and in sustaining a healthy lifestyle.  The service also has access to kaumatua to help guide and support the Kaioranga Hauora Māori in their practice as well as provide guidance and support to the tangata whaiora and their whānau.

    The Kaioranga Hauora Māori functions like all other clinicians within the mental health service.  They attend multi-disciplinary team meetings within their individual liaison areas and their own multidisciplinary meeting where clinical and cultural assessments are conducted and discussed.

    Whakamanatia  ngā moemoea  ngā wawata  me ngā tumanako ngā tipuna o nehe rā.
    To restore the dreams, aspirations and hopes of our ancestors past and present.

     

    Te Korowai Hou Ora - The Cloak of New Life (Based at Southland Hospital)

    Te Korowai Hou Ora is a Māori mental health service for adults and children experiencing a significant mental health issue requiring secondary care intervention.  The aim of Te Korowai Hou Ora is to provide tangata whaiora and their whānau quality service based on the values of tika, pono and aroha that meet their needs on their journey to wellness.  Te Korowai Hou Ora recognises that wellness can only be achieved through collaboration, understanding and dedication.

    A range of services are provided to tangata whaiora and their whānau by the Te Korowai Hou Ora team.  The services are primarily hospital based.  The team comprises of Māori staff  from iwi and hapu across Aotearoa.  Staff have knowledge of tikanga Māori, life experience, clinical expertise with mental health issues and most importantly a passion for supporting tangata whaiora and their whānau on their recovery pathway.  Te Korowai Hou Ora services are available for all tangata whaiora who are receiving clinical mental health services within the Southern DHB.

    The cultural workers and registered nurse function like all other clinicians within the mental health service.  They attend multi-disciplinary clinical team meetings providing clinical treatment, conduct cultural assessments and support tangata whaiora through the recovery process.

    Ki te kāhore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te Iwi
    Without foresight or vision the people will be lost

    Kaituitui – Needs Assessment & Service Co-ordination (NASC)

    Needs assessment is a process of identifying what supports you require to live a fulfilling life in the community. Assessments are completed in partnership with your Southern DHB MHAID Service key worker and the support people of your choice. Needs assessment aims to identify your areas of need and provide a coordinated approach to accessing the necessary support services

    Service coordination is the process of agreeing on the best mix of services to support you in your current situation.

    Location:

    Wakari Hospital

    Charges

    There are no fees for services to public patients if you are lawfully in New Zealand and meet one of the eligibility criteria set by the Ministry of Health. If you do not meet the criteria, you will be required to pay for the full cost of any medical treatment you recieve during your stay.

    To check whether you meet the specified eligibility criteria, visit the Ministry of Health website www.moh.govt.nz/eligibility