Relationship break ups are physical & emotional.

Māori are innately a relationships people influenced by generations of knowledge, practices and beliefs of whānaungatanga.  This is a deliberate practice of connectedness, often yearned for in contemporary times, where Māori will engage with others, to affirm whakapapa, to seek commonalities and acknowledge cultural and spiritual significance. Māori view the importance in attending to our …

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Economic Inequality is a social determinant to Wellbeing

Whatever we call it, be it low socio economic status or poor determinants, poverty is multidimensional and can impact many components of wellbeing.  We have to do more in Aotearoa to counteract the root cause and negative impacts of material and economic poverty upon whānau! Māori Suicide Prevention approaches can be deeper and broader in …

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Making a decision about Suicide Prevention Training

Te Au provides a suite of training. We have found that our training has: Provided forum for participants to reflect on their own beliefs and attitudes about suicide Assisted participants to develop their knowledge and skills for responding to people who are suicidal Increased participants’ capacity to identify warning signs and risk factors for suicide …

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Journal of Indigenous Wellbeing | Volume 2, Issue 2, 2017

Aliwa! Kwobidjil Yoowal Nidjak Koorliny Hey – Watch Out! Things are moving – best is coming here. We dedicate this Special Sponsored Edition to Indigenous Suicide Prevention. We give thanks to the University of Western Australia’s, Department of Indigenous Studies for the sponsorship they provided for this issue. This publication is timely given the high …

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1000 Whānau Homes: Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora

1000 Whānau Homes: Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora Te Rau Ora (formerly Te Rau Matatini) has highlighted the need to expand the reach of suicide prevention from a broad community level to an approach that involves engaging at the whānau level. Te Rau Ora developed an approach that deliberately centres on Whānau Champions and communities to …

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Manaaki Tangata

Manaaki Tangata is part of a suite of wānanga Te Au provide. Typically for frontline professionals and those in helping roles.   Manaaki tangata is a one day  course for iwi, marae, Non-Government Organisations, Hauora providers, Māori community networks, whānau champions and kaimahi wanting to enhance how they effectively engage with Māori individuals and whānau.   Based …

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