Te Waimana Kaaku Trust
This project assumed that individuals and whānau need to learn non-violent ways to manage conflict within whānau relationships and learn cultural resilience tools to assist them to maintain healthy lifestyles. Individuals and whānau need to be aware of the the needs of others and how their actions impact on the lives of others.
Five wānanga were delivered in Te Waimana targeting all whānau and hapū members to build capacity and capability to manage and/or prevent suicide in their whānau; and build resilience and leadership amongst the whānau.
The five wānanga were delivered over a one-year period and then repeated in year two with new participants. Each of the wānanga included information, education and tools to develop problem solving and conflict resolution skills amongst the participants and whānau. Local hapū members and tohunga, including hapū members already employed in the mental health field by service providers operating in Whakatāne, Taneātua and Ōpōtiki supported the wānanga.