Tātaihono Te Mahau Interview – Gina Giordani

Tātaihono Te Mahau Interview – Gina Giordani

This month we caught up with Gina Giordani, programme lead for the Nōku te Ao: Like Minds Social Movement. In this interview, we get to know Gina a little bit and learn how her lived experiences have shaped her to advocate for others on their mental health and...

Tātaihono Te Mahau Interview – Joanne Rama

Tātaihono Te Mahau Interview – Joanne Rama

Joanne currently contracts to facilitate Wānanga Hapūtanga for the Auckland District Health Board, Te Kaha o Te Rangatahi and E Tipu e Rea. In commemoration of Perinatal Mental Health Awareness Week this May, we had the privilege of speaking with Joanne Rama. Joanne...

Mata Taraiti – An Interview With Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford

Mata Taraiti – An Interview With Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford

In this issue of Te Mahau, we spoke to Kirsty Maxwell-Crawford. Kirsty works as General Manager at the Poutiri Wellness Centre - an integrated and holistic health, employment and wellness-based based in Te Puke. We spoke to Kirsty about the organisation’s experiences...

Mata Taraiti – An Interview With James Hill

Mata Taraiti – An Interview With James Hill

In the latest issue of Te Mahau, we spoke to James Hill (Whākatōhea, Ngāpuhi), a registered Māori therapist currently building my own private practice, Moana Hill Psychotherapy, in Tāmaki Makaurau. James is passionate about providing a hybridised service that incorporates kaupapa Māori approaches to mental health alongside western psychotherapeutic approaches, in order to best serve the mental health needs of whānau today.

Expanding youth services in the North Island

Expanding youth services in the North Island

The Ministry of Health is seeking Requests for Proposal (RFPs) for youth services in the Hawke’s Bay, Taranaki, Tairāwhiti, and Whanganui DHB areas. These services will build on a range of supports already available or being established around the country to increase...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

The spotlight shines on mental health in September, with World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September and New Zealand’s Mental Health Awareness Week starting on 27 September. Now is the time to start thinking about how you can be involved in these two important...

Leaders in Māori Public Health – Selah Hart

Leaders in Māori Public Health – Selah Hart

As we made our way around the motu in 2020, connecting with some providers, and reconnecting with others, we at Tātaihono received one of two reactions. It was either "I know [Insert name of ex-kaimahi who is now kaumātua]" or "I've never heard of Hāpai before. So...

Te Kōtuku ki te Rangi – he hikoi manaakitanga

Te Kōtuku ki te Rangi – he hikoi manaakitanga

When we look at the efforts of Māori health providers over the course of this year, Te Kōtuku ki te Rangi in West Auckland are difficult to miss. As a Kaupapa Māori service, Te Kōtuku strive to achieve successful healing and recovery of tāngata whaiora, while helping...

Provider Spotlight – Te Awhi

Provider Spotlight – Te Awhi

“Whakatō te kākano ko wai au. Mirimiringia ki te aroha, tipua ngākau Māori i roto i te wairua tapu” Plant the seed so that I know who I am. Nurture it with love so that a Māori heart can grow through the Holy Spirit. Placed at the centre of all operations, this...

Whitiora Rhythms

Whitiora Rhythms

 Tātaihono teamed up with some of the Maimoa crew to elevate two kaupapa close to our hearts; Mahuru Māori (Māori Language Month), and Te Wiki Aroā Mate Hinengaro (Mental Health Awareness Week). Hosted by Pere Wīhongi, Whitiora Rhythms exceeded our expectations, and...