The Innovation: Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust – Whānau Ora
The development of Whānau Ora roles within the context of an addiction service provided opportunities to support and advocate for whānau during their loved one’s journey of recovery from alcohol and drug abuse.
We wanted to be able to extend on the mahi that we were doing by supporting whānau to identify their needs and aspirations, develop a plan to address those needs and broker their access to a range of health, education and social services.
By doing this we are able to support whānau to develop a range of protective factors that support not just the individual but the whole whānau in recovery to achieve their aspirations.
The video attached provides a brief snapshot of what whānau have been able to achieve.
About Te Utuhina Manaakitanga
Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust has provided alcohol and drug counselling services since 1988. The Trust provides both outpatient and residential services, with the primary aim to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and drugs in a way that reflects Māori aspirations and values, while recognising both Māori and non-Māori in the delivery of services.
We provide the following support:
- Free confidential one-to-one counselling for individuals, whānau/family and friends
- Whānau Ora
- Kaupapa Māori AOD residential services for Midlands region with two national methamphetamine beds
- Support groups
- Alcohol and drug education
- Land Transport Act 1998 section 65 assessments
- Referrals to detoxification and residential treatment services
Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust
PO Box 1802
Disclaimer: This page and the innovation it accompanies do not represent the views of the Ministry of Health. The views represented are those of Te Utuhina Manaakitanga Trust and the innovation piloted.