Waka Hourua

Suicide prevention amongst Tāne Māori

Ngā tangata Māori e tohe mo te heke mai pai, me te Oranga Māori men striving for a positive future and wellbeing

Waka Hourua: National Māori and Pasifika suicide prevention programme has released a document it hopes will support and invoke whānau and rohe in their efforts to prevent suicide amongst Tāne Māori.

Te Pātūtū Oranga: Successful initiatives to suicide prevention amongst Tāne Māori was officially released today 14 March by the Te Rau Matatini at Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki in Thames hosted by Tāne Ora ki Waikato.

It provides a glimpse of varying initiatives across Aotearoa New Zealand that specifically focus on building the capacity and capability of communities and their whānau regarding Tāne Ora.  A suicide prevention resource to be shared for its findings, tools and learnings, whilst provoking groups to reflect on what more they can do to help Maori men and boys.

Waka Hourua Programme Lead Tio Sewell believes the solutions are to be found within Māori communities. 

“This resource shows us that the solutions architect, led by boys and men, are amongst us in our rohe, within our whānau and they should be at the heart of any strategies that are created and implemented.”

Click here also to view an interview with Author Dr Jordan Witi and Kia Piki Te Ora SuicidPrevention Project Leader Michael Naera with Mānia Clarke Māori Television at the hui.  

We ask that you share this resource with your networks too.

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