Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora is a whānau based suicide prevention programme. During March it was successfully launched in Te Tai Tokerau; This May, it will expand into the Hawke’s Bay. Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora is designed to build healthy whānau by increasing their awareness of risk factors to suicide and the strategies that will strengthen whānau resilience. The basis of the program is whānaungatanga and respectful information sharing.
As in Te Tai Tokerau, Te Rau Matatini is seeking to identify and recruit whānau champions from Hawke’s Bay to work with whānau. Whānau champions will need to have experience supporting whānau and communities, knowledge of whānau potential and wellbeing, as well as an understanding of mental health and the impacts of negative determinants. There will be a preference of Whānau Champions with experience of mentoring or counselling others.
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