Whakatōhea Iwi Social & Health Services was initiated by the Board (through Te Pou Oranga o Whakatōhea ) to address the changing needs of our community. All services incorporate values of Tika, Pono and Aroha through service delivery. We recognize that an essential element for a person's holistic well being is the concept of oranga, the state of well being that exists simultaneously in the spiritual, physical and psychological dimensions. All the staff endeavor to assist and empower whānau to make healthy choices for a healthy future.
We support our whānau to ensure:
Whakatōhea Iwi Social & Health provides a range of social and health services including:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
128 Church Street, PO Box 208 Ōpōtiki 3162
Contact us Tel: 07 315 6042 Fax: 07 315 5752 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
HIPPY is a free home-based programme that supports parents in becoming actively involved in their 3 ½ to 5 year old children’s learning. Parents and children work together for fifteen minutes a day with workbooks, storybooks, puzzles and fun games that helps the children to become successful learners at school. Hippy is a 2 year programme.
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.