Organization Name: Te Ara Whakamana Te Ara Kupenga
Person Name: Naomi Paekau & Kaea Hongaro
Location: Hamilton / Kirikiriroa
We offer a 2 week mental health programme looking through a Te Ao Māori and outdoor lens. We use the Waikato river to represent the rangatahi’s mental health journey targeting topics including vulnerability, relationships, communication skills, and equine assisted healing for example. We also assist in rangatahi learning more about their traditional culture and connecting back to whānau, hapū and iwi and whenua. Our focus is on suicide prevention, supporting healthy choices and building reslience .