Tiaki Whānau, Tiaki Ora: 1000 Whānau Homes is a 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.
Whānau champions are identified in communities across the country and trained to deliver the Tiaki Whānau, Tiaki Ora tool kits. The Tiaki Whānau, Tiaki Ora toolkits have been developed to give whānau tools to help them through hard times. The whānau champions take these toolkits and present them to whānau in their homes.
Whānau champions will have experience in supporting whānau and community initiatives. They will also have knowledge of the potential whanau and a wellbeing approach and have an understanding of mental health and the impacts of negative determinants. Whānau champions will need to meet Te Au & Te Rau Ora criteria, as well as complete the Tiaki Whānau, Tiaki Ora workshop to deliver the tool kits. Te Au will provide all training and ongoing support.
It is the goal of Te Au & Te Rau Ora to reach at least 1000 whānau homes through the whānau champions initiative.
*Photo Credit Above: Benoir Midwood-Murray (selfie photographer) & Shaneece Brunning (Whānau Champions)
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What is it?
Tiaki Whanau Tiaki Ora is a suicide prevention programme developed by Te Rau Ora that aims to build healthy whānau by increasing their awareness of risk factors to suicide and the strategies that will strengthen whānau resilience and wellbeing.
We know suicide is not an easy topic to approach or discuss, however, we have developed tools and resources to help us do so safely.
During the wānanga
This wānanga is an orientation to the Tiaki Whānau Tiaki Ora programme and provides an opportunity and space for attendees to share and discuss this kaupapa and consider how we as whānau can support one another. We are strong believers that solutions lie within whānau and when given the tools and resources they can flourish.
It is our intention to sign on Whānau Champions (from those who attend), to share specially tailored suicide prevention toolkits with their whānau.
Make an Inquiry
If you would like to make an inquiry about this program, please complete the form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.