Whānau Tū, Whānau Ora

Whānau Tū, Whānau Ora - Community Suicide Prevention Planning


Te Puni Kōkiri contracted Te Rau Matatini to tailor its kaupapa Māori suicide prevention and intervention training programmes to assist whānau and hapori Māori in Te Taitokerau to support whānau affected by suicide.  The difference between the training programmes developed and delivered by this project and other suicide prevention programmes is that it has a focus on Whānau Ora.  This approach includes:

·         Strengthening whānau

·         Identifying and developing whānau leadership

·         Improving connections within whānau and hapori Māori to provide catalysts for positive change in affected communities.


The programme aims to support whānau affected by suicide to achieve their aspirations and will focus on the strengthening of whānau leadership to champion the transformation of whānau.


Whānau Tū, Whānau Ora helps gives families practical tools and resources that whānau leaders can use and share. It also helps people prepare a whānau plan for ongoing development and builds capacity of whānau leaders who can help hapori Māori cope in challenging and stressful environments. Whānau Tū, Whānau Ora also helped to develop recognised champions who were able to continue to lead the ongoing implementation of this kaupapa after the training programme.


For further information please contact our Training Team on 0800 MATATINI (0800 628 284) or email training@teraumatatini.com