Frequently Asked Questions | Northland DHB

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who runs Te Tumu Waiora?

The funding for Te Tumu Waiora comes from the ministry of health. In Northland a collaborative of organisations have come together to run Te Tumu Waiora. The Northland Te Tumu Waiora collaborative consists of representatives from Northland DHB Mental Health and Addictions services, Mahitahi Hauora Primary Health Entity, Te Hiku, Ngāti Hine Health Trust, Arataki Ministries, Hokianga Health, Rubicon and Te Mana Oranga and a family and consumer leader.

The Northland Te Tumu Waiora Collaborative also has links to a national Te Tumu Waiora group who come together to share knowledge and learning’s to help support the development of the services in New Zealand. 

 2. What sort of people will use the service? 
There are no specific criteria. The focus is on supporting individuals to develop skills to better manage existing issues. Anyone of any age with any issue affecting their mental wellbeing or who would benefit from support for behavioural change can make use of the service. It could be grief, anxiety, sleep, chronic pain or relationship issues or it may be someone who has a long term health condition who would benefit from lifestyle or behavioural support or who is struggling with compliance with treatment for a health issue. 
3. How much is it to use the service? 
 The service is free of charge
4. How can I access the service?  
You can ask at your GP practice if the service is available or ask your GP or Practice Nurse next time that you have an appointment. There are currently approximately 21 practices in Te Tai Tokerau that offer Te Tumu Waiora services. If your practice has a Te Tumu Waiora service then you can usually see or talk to a HIP or Health Coach on the same day.  
 5. If my GP Practice does not yet have this service, how long before they will? 
The ministry funding for primary mental health services is being rolled out over a five year period. During 2020 until July 2021 the service will be implemented in approximately 21 sites in Te Tai Tokerau. It is hoped that the remaining practices and GP clinics in Te Tai Tokerau will have access to the service in the twelve months from July 2021.

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