In July of this year, Te Rau Matatini launched the Māori Health Workforce survey Te Iti Me Te Rahi: Everyone Counts. Over the last four months, Māori working in health all over the country have completed the survey providing never-before-collected insights about this important and growi
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Bob Henare (Ngā Puhi, Ngāti Hine) made extensive contributions to the New Zealand health sector. His contributions included being a Commissioner for the Mental Health Commission, a chairman of the Capital and Coast District Health Board, forging partnerships between the health sector and communi
Ana Sokratov was a well-respected and much-loved member of Te Rau Matatini’s Board of Trustees. Ana worked tirelessly as a consumer consultant and advocated strongly for culturally appropriate mental health and addiction services as well as increasing the Māori health workforce.
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On the 11th and 12th of October, during Mental Health Awareness week, Te Rau Matatini held a two-day wānanga in the Midlands region focused on Māori peer support workforce development. In particular, this wānanga was an opportunity for kaimahi with lived experience of Mental Health and/or Addict
In 2017 Professor Pat Dudgeon from the Indigenous Studies department at the University Western Australia invited Dr Kahu McClintock to be the Aotearoa advisor on the Centre of Best Practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention (CBPATSISP) Expert group. The group aims to re
Tuku Iho, Tuku Iho: Culture in Māori Health Service Provision is a publication developed by Te Rau Matatini to foster a refreshed perspective for the health sector about the understanding of cultural safety, cultural competency, and cultural fluency.
On the 9th & 10th August 2018, Te Rau Matatini hosted Māori/Iwi Leaders from across New Zealand with the Government Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry Panel. The two-day forum was rich beyond description, with real stories from Māori/Iwi communities and providers; of evidence-based solution
This year’s Toitū Hauora Leadership Summit took place in Te Wai Pounamu on the 4th - 5th of September. Toitū Hauora brings together Māori leaders, whānau, hapū, iwi, Māori kaimahi, providers, and Funders.
2018 Theme: Toi te kupu, Toi te mana, Toitū te whenua.
In 2016, Te Rau Matatini with the support of Andre McLachlan released He Puna Whakaata. Since this date over 300 mental health and addictions staff across the country have received training.
During a series of hui in 2015, Māori with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions from around the motu came together to share their aspirations for a National voice for Māori to improve Māori Health outcomes. From these hui, Te Kete Pounamu was formed.