Merging Consumer & Whanau Leadership Network
He Tipuana Nga Kakano and Te Ao Whanau are the longest standing regional stakeholder networks. Over the last 10 years both networks have gone through different iterations to ensure that both groups remain current with the constantly changing mental health and addiction environment.
Over the last two years both He Tipuana Nga Kakano and Te Ao Whanau discussed the option of merging both stakeholder groups. Combining both groups will allow for broader conversations to occur. Specific consumer or whanau items can take a focus group approach within the combined group and at a regional level as needed. The Regional Network Team recognises the need for both groups to have time to process advice from their own perspective and will ensure that opportunities are created to allow this to happen.
He Tipuana Nga Kakano - Consumer Leadership
"Consumer organisations are beacons of best practice, credible, professional, strong and successful."
He Tipuana Nga Kakano has been established since 2001 and has provide a strong consumer voice within Midland. Due to a constantly changing health environment, He Tipuana Nga Kakano has evolved from a social network to a informational network. Government direction is now driving the need for He Tipuana Nga Kakano to evolve into a managed network.
An Expression of Interest process was undertaken throughout which identified the skill sets required for membership of He Tipuana Nga Kakano - click here to meet the members.
Te Ao Whanau - Family Whanau Leadership
This network is accountable to the five DHBs through the Midland Regional Network (Midland Director) to provide strategic advice and support to key strategic developments at a national and regional level. This network is the mandated family whanau voice of the Midland region mental health and addictions network and are responsible for consulting widely with their specific networks to ensure that the advice and support provided accurately reflects the sector that they represent.
Membership is based on skills and expertise that members bring to the whanau sector. Membership also reflects the diverse communities that are represented in the Midland region - click here to meet the members.
2018 Meeting Dates
|13 February||Best Western Braeside|
|15 May||Best Western Braeside|
|14 August||Best Western Braeside|
|13 November||Best Western Braeside|