Building an Inclusive and Resilient Whānau

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Te Koti Whānau Hauora

Christchurch: Te Wai Pounamu


Koti Whānau Hauora is an initiative in Christchurch that has a core vision to build whānau inclusivity and strengthen whānau and individual resilience.  They are fundamentally shifting views with the intention to prevent suicide in their region.  Te Koti Whānau Hauora seeks to awhi those who are at a higher risk of suicidal distress as well as whānau that have been bereaved by suicide.  This culturally responsive and safe programme also delivers mental health and wellbeing information to whānau, hapū and iwi.

The Koti Whānau Hauora initiative consists of wānanga targeted at preventing suicidality, through educating and developing a mental health and wellness plan for whānau.  This plan will be developed to incorporate Te Ao Māori and Te Ao Pākehā strategies.

One of the outcomes of this wānanga is to develop a primary Koti Whānau Ora mental health and wellness plan that identifies key whānau members in the community who can awhi and assist with wellbeing, suicide prevention, intervention and post-vention.   All noho marae include whanaungatanga, kapa haka, te reo Māori, kai ora, and whakapapa to ensure we are building an inclusive and resilient whānau.


Group:  Te Koti Whānau Hauora

*This Whānau initiative is proudly supported by Te Au (& Te Rau Ora) through the Māori Suicide Prevention Fund (2020-2021).