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)
Whakatōhea Iwi Social & Health Services was initiated by the Board (through Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea ) to address the changing needs of our community. We support our Whānau to ensure:
Our pēpi are born healthy, thrive and are well prepared
for school. Our tamariki live in safe and nurturing homes
Our rangatahi are ambitious, contributing,
highly performing members of our community.
Our staff will meet with whānau to discuss what support
or service they are requiring, whānau will then be
referred to the appropriate service and staff member
who can support their needs. Our staff will work
alongside whānau to develop their plans to ensure all
their needs are identified. Regular follow ups with
whānau to ensure that the needs from their plans are
being met, referrals to other services to ensure whānau
receive the most appropriate service by the most
appropriate staff (internal/external)
Whakatōhea Iwi Social & Health provides a range of social and health services including:
The Social and Health Services team have a Health Promoter who promotes events in the community, Blue September (Prostate Cancer & regular health checks) & World Smokefree Day, are just some of the events that are led by the Health Promoter. They also works one on one with individual clients and groups to develop programs around healthy eating and active movement to support them to achieve their goals to a healthier lifestyle
WISH has qualified staff to help people dealing with a mental illness of all ages. We offer Alcohol, Drug and Needs Assessments, Co existing problems, Clinical support, Advocacy, Peer and Whānau support. So whether they are in a private room or at the beach fishing they learn about their client and help them to deal with any concerns they have.
Our friendly social workers provide advocacy for clients at WINZ, support whānau working with Child Youth Family, doctor appointments and much more. We run programmes like the Ohomai Tane program, Whakamana Wahine Program, Te Tamaiti Ora programme, Rangatahi ora programme, Incredible Years Parenting Programme and SWIS(Social worker in Schools).
Family Start is a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children's growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment and safety. Family start aims at the well-being of the children so that they have the best possible start to life, support encouragement and assistance with positive parenting skills.
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
29A King Street, PO Box 208 Ōpōtiki 3162
Tel: 07 315 6042 Fax: 07 315 5752
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.
CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS, CHILD PROTECTION POLICY