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Whānau Ora services to whānau living in Nelson / Tasman

Whakatū Marae currently provides Whānau Ora services to whānau living within the Nelson Tasman region. Whānau ora is a wrap-around support service working with whānau to identify their strengths to maintain and restore whānau wellbeing.

Our kaimahi work alongside whānau, drawing primarily upon Māori models of practice.

The use of cultural values, such as whakapapa, tikanga, wairua, tapu, mauri, and mana, have the potential to influence wellbeing in whānau relationships, transform behaviours and provide alternatives to lifestyle. Using these imperatives can guide transformative practices and inform strategies for whānau and whānau wellbeing. They can also be protective factors within whānau, hapū and iwi.

How to access services

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In an emergency please call 111

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Whānau Ora Navigators 

Whānau Ora Navigators help whānau to develop plans with realistic and/or aspirational goals that build capability and work toward positive sustainable changes.
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Comprehensive Social Workers

Comprehensive Social Workers focus on whānau wellbeing by supporting whānau to include the best interests of tamariki and rangatahi, to prevent escalation of risk and statutory intervention.
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Community Connector

Community Connector – supporting whānau into further education and / or connecting whānau to mahi opportunities, ensuring whānau receive the support they require, are resilient and live in inclusive and supportive communities, to participate positively in society.
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Healing Informed Support

Healing Informed Support – Providing a seven-week co-facilitated program with Explore Services for Oranga Tamariki caregivers, including cultural capabilities. This program is designed to introduce new ways of thinking and approaching situations as a Care Giver.
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Te Rōpū Taitama

Te Rōpū Taitama is an opportunity for young men to attend various activities and noho wānanga, to build on their individual strengths and self-awareness while connecting with te taiao.
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Emergency Housing Navigator

Our Emergency Housing Navigator works alongside whānau who have been referred from Ministry of Social Development only. Supports are then put in place to help whānau navigate the next steps to future proofing their housing situations.
NB: Referals are only through MSD. Please call 0800 559 009
Referals are through MSD.

Whānau Resilience

Whānau Resilience – For the delivery of long-term healing and recovery for whānau affected by violence to create strong, resilient communities where whānau are supported to live violence free for the next generation.

This service is delivered in wānanga as ‘He Whānau Pou’, referrals are open to whānau Māori who are on a transitional change of recovery and healing.

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Te Pātaka

The purpose of Te Pātaka is in short, to provide crucial temporary relief to whānau who are experiencing hardship, through the establishment of sustainable pātaka across Te Tau Ihu. Our kaupapa is, “No whānau goes hungry” We achieve this by supporting whānau resilience and whānau ora.
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Te Atatū

Te Atatū – is a whānau led kaupapa, by Māori for Māori and is work in partnership between Whakatū Marae and Oranga Tamariki, to support whānau and tamariki to be safe, strong and connected.

Whakatū Marae and Oranga Tamariki will work together drawing upon the unique capabilities and strengths of the whānau through joint whānau assessments. This will also include the mahi of the wider working environment, with the goal to find the best supports and resources for our whānau and tamariki.

Te Atatū holds regard for mana tamaiti and the whakapapa of tamariki Māori, acknowledging the responsibilities of whānau, hapū and iwi.

Have we been of value to you?

Tēnā koe e te Rangatira. We hope the mahi that you have completed with us has been of value to you and your whānau. To ensure we continue to deliver our service in the best possible way, we would like to hear about your experience with us.

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