Mana Ake | Northland DHB

Mana Ake

Mana Ake will provide early intervention to promote wellbeing and mental health support for our primary and intermediate aged tamariki across Te Tai Tokerau. The aim is to help enhance resilience, wairua and mana so they are ‘stronger for tomorrow’.

About Mana Ake

Mana Ake will provide early intervention to promote wellbeing and mental health support for our primary and intermediate aged tamariki across Te Tai Tokerau. The aim is to help enhance resilience, wairua and mana so they are ‘stronger for tomorrow’.

Mana Ake provides a new approach to delivering additional mental health support for children in primary and intermediate schools across the Te Tai Tokerau region.

Mana Ake seeks to provide holistic support through:

  • Direct support to children experiencing social, emotional or behavioural challenges
  • Clarification of local support pathways, making it easier for schools, teachers and whānau to access support when and where they need it.
  • Support for schools to make improvements to the school environment using the whole of school and classroom wellbeing programmes and wellbeing promotion
  • Service sector improvements by providing greater collaboration across Health, Education and social sector partners in the provision of support.

Mana Ake is strongly aligned with the recommendations made in He Ara Oranga: Report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction (He Ara Oranga) to better equip teachers, schools and communities to respond to the wellbeing needs of Tamariki, support Tamariki to build resilience and coping strategies and to increase access to early intervention supports.

     


Contact Us

Ant Backhouse, QSM

Mana Ake - Northland DHB Project Lead

Ph: 021 252 9292

Director - Ngāwai Enterprises


Useful Resources

About Mana Ake Northland

Question & Answers

Co-Design Process (Draft)

Canterbury Service Provision Framework

 

Have your say

We are really keen to hear from as many people in Northland as possible; We want to know what you think wellbeing support should look like.

Please complete one of the simple surveys below to contribute to the co-design process.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

   

 

 

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