“Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau”  “The way in which the young sapling is nurtured (shaped), determines how the tree will grow”

“Youth are our future" 

In August 2019 youth throughout the Te Manawa Taki region attended a wananga held at Mangatoatoa Pa in Tokanui to support the development of a Youth Wellbeing Framework by sharing their whakaaro, views and aspirations as young people - please click here for the programme and click here for the Project Scope.  From this wananga the Te Manawa Taki Youth Wellbeing Framework – Te Piko o te Māhuri was developed.

The final document and feedback provided from the participants can be accessed here.

Project Completed

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“Te Aho Tāhuhu, tērā te tupu o te rākau”TAT1

The Aho Tāhuhu is the first strain of Muka (harakeke fibre) that creates the first row of three from which a Korowai is created. 

The Weaver needs to ensure that the Aho Tāhuhu is as perfect as it can be because all other elements of a Korowai relies on its perfection.  Getting it right will set the creation of the Korowai in the right direction.

"Whānau are the Gateway to Wellbeing"

On the 01 October 2019 we held Te Aho Tāhuhu - Whānau Wellbeing Framework Wānanga held in Rotorua, this included whānau lived experience, whaiora, clients, peers and or those affected by other's mental health and addiction - please click here for programme and here for the Project Scope.

The feedback gathered from this wānanga informed the direction of the Te Manawa Taki Whānau Wellbeing Framework – Te Aho Tāhuhu and can be found here.

The Wellbeing Document has been released - click here to access the Te Aho Tāhuhu - Whānau Wellbeing Document.

Project Completed

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Kia ora tika te mau o te aho tahuhu hei whangai ko te piko o te mahuri tera te tipu o te rakau kia uhi wero kia  uhi taia mo nga mokopuna I whai ake nei.. Haumi e hui e taiki e.

  1. Ensure the fibre that weaves the pathway is strong; set flawlessly to shape and determine future directions for the health and wellbeing of our children
  2. Navigating new potential to ensure equity for Māori through strategic alignment underpinned by Mātauranga Māori.

The 02 October saw our region run its third wānanga in Rotorua "Taiahaha Taiahaha - Maori Wellbeing", please click here for the programme and here for the Project Scope.

From this wananga the Te Manawa Taki Maori Wellbeing Framework – Taiahaha Taiahaha was developed and published.  We have also included all the raw feedback from the wananga - click here to access all the information.

Project Completed

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UWUT Col“Uhi Wero, Uhi Taia, tērā te tupu o te rākau” ‘taking on new challenges…creating new directions and outcomes’

Uhi Wero Uhi Taia was the last of the wananga held during October, we thank everyone who participated in the event.  Click here for the programme and here for the project scope.

“Re-connecting Addiction to Wellbeing” 

By designing a whānau-focused Addiction Wellbeing Framework we hope to re-connect addiction service delivery to wellbeing.  We hope justice was done to the voices captured at the wānanga, please click here for the Uhi Wero Uhi Taia - Addiction Wellbeing Document.

We have also published the raw feedback provided at the wananga to ensure the voices of those in attendance views and expressions are shared in the state provided to us during the workshops so readers feel the words that were spoken and written.

Click here to access the Uhi Wero Uhi Taia information.

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Review of Substance Abuse Compulsory Assessment Treatment (SACAT) Implementation Project

The purpose of this project is to determine how effectively Midland has implemented the Substance Abuse Compulsory Assessment Treatment legislation against the Midland Model of Care.  It is timely that an evaluation is undertaken to identify the effectiveness of the strategies implemented by each of the DHBs with a particular focus on what has worked well.

The project will provide:

  1. A clear understanding of what worked well and what did not work well
  2. Provide a clinical perspective
  3. Provide findings to Clinical Governance

Please click here for the project scope - report will be out soon.