Te Rau Matatini is committed to investing in rangatahi so that they can improve their wellbeing and reach their full potential. Te Roopu Whakatipu is a team of young Maori at Te Rau Matatini with an exciting programme of events for rangatahi in 2018. Upcoming mahi includes:
Two interactive expos for rangatahi Māori focused around suicide prevention, building resilience, cyber safety, and wellbeing. These two hui will be held in the Hawke’s Bay and Christchurch. Just like the Au.E! hui that were held in 2017, these are rangatahi suicide prevention hui with a twist of positivity, local flare, and mahitahi.
At the beginning of 2018, Te Rau Matatini called for kōrero about Māori rangatahi (under 30) working in the health in order to showcase the amazing work they are doing. Te Rau Matatini is excited that we received a rapid response from the whole motu, who have shared news about young Maori succeeding in a range of roles and sectors. This kōrero is being gathered together into a new dynamic web-based resource which will encourage Māori rangatahi to see themselves in a career in health.
Te Kāhui Ururoa National Rangatahi Council Network
Te Kāhui Ururoa National Rangatahi Council Network was launched in 2017. Te Kāhui Ururoa is a council composed of six rangatahi aged 17 – 25 years from around Aotearoa, who have been impacted by suicide. These rangatahi are working to provide an authentic youth voice and leadership in suicide and self-harm prevention. Building on the work of Waka Hourua and the mahi achieved in 2017, Te Rau Matatini is happy to continue to support these rangatahi Maori leaders from across the motu to drive the next steps going forward in Māori youth suicide prevention.
Te Rau Matatini wishes to acknowledge our partners who help make this work with rangatahi Māori possible; the Ministry of Health, Health Workforce New Zealand, J R McKenzie Trust, Te Puni Kōkiri, Key to Life Charitable Trust, Te Taitimu Trust, and He Pūtahitanga o Te Waipounamu. It is an honour to work with all of you toward a better future for Māori youth, ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou.