Te Ihi Ora is a wānanga delivered by Te Rau Matatini as a proactive response alongside Māori to the challenging issue of suicide.
The term ‘Te Ihi Ora’ represents the physical expression of the inner dialogue of self, and wānanga connects with people in their communities in varying ways. The underlying philosophy of the wānanga is the exuberance of life, and assists people to address various challenges in the pursuit of wellness, and to tackle the situation associated with suicide. Whilst considering the range of mental health, addiction, social, economic and whanau challenges within peoples contexts.
The programme is informed by matauranga Māori, kaumātua and kuia guidance and professional expertise of Te Ihi Ora facilitation team at Te Rau Matatini who have experience in suicide prevention, mental health and addiction treatment with Māori. The wānanga can be adapted to any context, for whānau, Māori communities, youth and adults, Māori & non Māori frontline practitioners.
Hui dates and time:
Anthony Thompson (host)
Te Houhanga Marae, Dargaville
16 February 2017
For further information please contact Maria Baker - Te Rau Matatini Workforce Innovation Manager.