It is the goal of Te Rau Matatini to reach 1000 whānau homes with Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora, a program designed to build healthy whānau by increasing their awareness of risk factors to suicide and the strategies that will strengthen whānau resilience.
The basis of the program is whanaungatanga and respectful information sharing.
Whānau champions will be identified in communities across ten regions to deliver tool kits into whānau homes. Whānau champions will have experience in whānau and community support, knowledge of whānau potential and wellbeing, as well as an understanding of mental health and the impacts of negative determinants. Te Rau Matatini will provide training and support.
This programme is part of the Waka Hourua Māori Community Programme by Te Rau Matatini. Reflections from the implementation of Ko Au, Ko Koe, Ko Tātou, over the last two years; specifically, the Pou Arahi model, highlighted the need to expand the reach of the programme from primarily a community level to an approach that involves engaging with communities at the whānau level.
The resource and implementation of this programme by Te Rau Matatini will include key messages and strategies to inform whānau Māori of suicide prevention, building resilience, and healthy families (whānau ora).
Tiaki whānau, Tiaki Ora – 1000 Māori Homes will begin in the first quarter of 2018, starting in Northland, and Hawkes Bay.
For further information please contact Tio Sewell.