Health - Hauora
Whānau ora, hapū ora, ka ora ai te Iwi
When our Whānau and hapū are well our Iwi will thrive
Social - Manaakitanga
Manaaki i te tangata
Mā te whānaunga, he tangata kotahi tātou
Empowered whānau to build strong relationships
Rangatiratanga (Taking ownership)
Whanaungatanga (Relationship Builder)
Matawhanui (We see the big picture)
Manaaki ki te tangata (People matter)
What is Family Start?
Family Start is a home visiting programme that focuses on
improving children's growth and health, learning and
relationships, family circumstances, environment and
safety. It helps families/whānau who are struggling
with challenges or problems that may make it harder
for them to care for their baby or young child.
We want to help give children the best start in life
it can be a challenge when having a baby but
getting help during the hard times can be really
important to nurture the whole whānau.
Family Start is a service provided by Te Pou Oranga
O Whakatōhea. The qualified team members will provide
a confidential and private service that is tailored to
address and meet the specific needs of each whānau
we work with.
We pride ourselves on delivering a quality of
services and empowering our whānau
to attain and maintain optimal health and well-being.
We offer to you expert knowledge and skill sets to
support the wellbeing of your children towards a
Parenting Resources, Education, Whānau Support,
Referrals, Integrated Services
What is The Well Child Tamariki Ora Programme?
Well Child/Tamariki Ora is a free service provided by The Ministry of Health for all New Zealand children from birth to 5 years.
Well Child can support you to protect and improve your child’s health, so they can grow and develop to their full potential Well Child services are provided by a number of people.
These include: Lead maternity carers (LMCs- includes midwives, obstetricians and general practitioners) Registered nurses, Nurse practitioners, General practitioners, Paediatricians, Community health workers, Karitane and Kaiāwhina, Vision and hearing technicians (VHTs),Newborn hearing screeners, Authorised vaccinators.
The 13 Step Schedule
These free wellness checks are available when you are enrolled
in the Well Child/Tamariki Ora programme.
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
29A King Street, PO Box 208 Ōpōtiki 3162
All services provided by Whakatōhea Social & Health
Services are FREE
If you require any further information please do not
hesitate to contact us. Everything you share with us
is completely confidential.