Whānau are the solution to Ora.

Tiaki Whānau, Tiaki Ora is for whānau by whānau approach to suicide prevention.  This wānanga deliberately reaches whānau Māori in their homes. We believe that whānau have the answers and they are the solution to Ora.


Whānau Champions are identified in communities across the country to deliver Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora toolkits into whānau homes.


Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora toolkits have been developed to give whānau tools to help them through hard times.


The Centre will provide ongoing support for Whānau Champions.


We’re happy to announce we have reached our initial goal of resourcing 1000 whānau homes through the Whānau Champions initiative. We are now looking at these resources reaching another 1500 whānau homes.


Tiaki Whānau, Tiaki Ora is a one-day wānanga and programme designed to build healthy whānau by increasing their awareness of risk factors to suicide and building strategies that will strengthen whānau resilience and wellbeing. The basis of the programme is whānaungatanga and respectful information sharing.

Our Testimonial

“Too long it’s been hush hush with whānau... No more!... Information is better than no information”.

"This was a pleasure to participate in... it also empowered you to knock down your own barriers.”

“I really loved the frameworks from a cultural perspective. You can apply the concepts in any given situation."

“Chur to [my champion] and this Tiaki Whānau, I’d be dead and gone right now… straight up... I’m lucky”

“We loved the goal setting activity… we also have started a vegie garden together to get us spending time as a whānau”

"I feel confident now that I can assist others with support when they are feeling down. "

"I love that it is something for our whānau to learn, to use...and also to feel contortable talking about suicide".

"It was very needed in our whānau. Loved the encouragement to speak out or to seek help”

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