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Te Manu Toroa operates an intensive teen parent social worker service for rangatahi aged 13-19yrs who are most at risk of not accessing existing teenage parent community-based services and/or have minimal to no support from whānau for themselves and their pēpi. The service focusses on comprehensive social work and wrap-around support for the teen parent. They also work alongside the teen parent to re-engage with their education. Te Manu Toroa also employs a social worker who works with whānau who are referred by the GP Clinics.

The Early Years Service Hub (EYSH) has been operated by Te Manu Toroa since early 2009 and is an information and advice resource center for families/whānau with children aged 0-6yrs. Families often struggle finding the right services for their children/tamariki and the EYSH is a great place to contact or visit to have your questions answered or to be referred to the right agency to meet your needs. The key focus for the EYSH is to ensure parents are armed with the right advice on who to go to with their health concerns for their pepi/tamariki, promoting the core objectives of the Well Child initiatives including immunization plus early childhood education. The EYSH has a comprehensive database of health providers, social service organizations and early childhood centers and is a child-friendly venue if you call in.

The premises are based opposite Tauranga Hospital and are used to operate:

 

– lactation clinics
– midwifery clinics
– parenting courses
– antenatal classes run by Pirirākau Hauora
– intensive teen parent social worker service

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers facilitate access to various parenting programmes such as Parents Inc’s “Parenting Tool Box Series, 0-5yrs, 6-12yrs and teenagers” and the “incredible Years”. Staff work alongside the whānau to enroll them on these excellent programmes and support them through the course duration. The ultimate aim is to add to the whānau skills in parenting to enable them to thrive as whānau and to give their tamariki the best chance of growing into productive members of society.

The Tamariki Ora team employ community health workers who have a strong focus on advocacy and advice. In turn, they engage with various community organizations and government agencies to advocate with and for the whānau, they work with.

The Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Provider Network has been delivering Tamariki Ora/Well Child Services since 1999 and works in a close collaborative relationship with Plunket NZ to ensure tamariki are provided the optimum opportunity to attain an excellent health status before they reach primary school age at five (5) years of age. This includes the eight (8) core Wellchild checks plus the Before School Check.  The overall aim of the Tamariki Ora Service is to provide holistic healthcare that focusses on the overall development of the child. This includes physical and mental development and health promotion messages/education.


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The Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Provider Network has been delivering Tamariki Ora/Well Child Services since 1999 and works in a close collaborative relationship with Plunket NZ to ensure tamariki are provided the optimum opportunity to attain an excellent health status before they reach primary school age at five (5) years of age. This includes the eight (8) core Wellchild checks plus the Before School Check.  The overall aim of the Tamariki Ora Service is to provide holistic healthcare that focusses on the overall development of the child. This includes physical and mental development and health promotion messages/education. Te Manu Toroa also employs a social worker who works with whanau who are referred by the GP Clinics.

The Early Years Service Hub (EYSH) has been operated by Te Manu Toroa since early 2009 and is an information and advice resource center for families/whānau with children aged 0-6yrs. Families often struggle finding the right services for their children/tamariki and the EYSH is a great place to contact or visit to have your questions answered or to be referred to the right agency to meet your needs. The key focus for the EYSH is to ensure parents are armed with the right advice on who to go to with their health concerns for their pēpi/tamariki, promoting the core objectives of the Well Child initiatives including immunization plus early childhood education. The EYSH has a comprehensive database of health providers, social service organizations and early childhood centers and is a child-friendly venue if you call in.

The premises are based opposite Tauranga Hospital and are  used to operate:

– lactation clinics
– midwifery clinics
– parenting courses
– antenatal classes run by Pirirākau Hauora
– intensive teen parent social worker service
Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers facilitate access to various parenting programmes such as Parents Inc’s “Parenting Tool Box Series, 0-5yrs, 6-12yrs and teenagers” and the “incredible Years”. Staff work alongside the whānau to enroll them on these excellent programmes and support them through the course duration. The ultimate aim is to add to the whanau skills in parenting to enable them to thrive as whānau and to give their tamariki the best chance of growing into productive members of society.

The Tamariki Ora team employ community health workers who have a strong focus on advocacy and advice. In turn, they engage with various community organizations and government agencies to advocate with and for the whānau, they work with.

The Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Provider Network provides a comprehensive range of child and adolescent mental health services that include social work, advocacy and mentoring, peer support, and alcohol and other drug addiction counseling.


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Rangatahi

 

Te Puna Hauora Ki Uta Ki tai offer comprehensive social work and counseling services to rangatahi who may be experiencing mental health issues and/or addiction issues.

Ngāi Tamawhariua offers an at-risk youth programme which is operated in their local community by a community health worker.

Pirirākau Hauora operates a youth group from Te Puna plus operate school holiday programmes for rangatahi, which is endorsed by CYF under the OSCAR Programme initiative.

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers facilitate access to various parenting programmes such as Parents Inc’s “Parenting Tool Box Series, 0-5yrs, 6-12yrs and teenagers” and the “incredible Years”. Staff work alongside the whānau to enroll them on these excellent programmes and support them through the course duration. The ultimate aim is to add to the whānau skills in parenting to enable them to thrive as whānau and to give their tamariki the best chance of growing into productive members of society.

The Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Provider Network provides a comprehensive range of child and adolescent mental health services that include social work, advocacy and mentoring, peer support, and alcohol and other drug addiction counseling.


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Ngā Mataapuna Oranga is a Whānau Ora Collective delivering Whānau Ora Services to it’s enrolled and registered population in the Bay of Plenty region. Individuals and whānau who access the Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers within their own community will receive a Whānau Centred Service. This is delivered in two different forms:
– Individuals and whānau who access our GP Services will receive a Whānau Centred approach when engaging with our clinicians

 

– Individuals and whānau who access our community-based services have the option of engaging in a whānau ora plan which is long-term and aspirational for the whānau. Whānau ora plans are optional and not for every whānau, and are aimed at whānau who wish to make changes in their daily lives and want to see their tamariki and mokopuna achieve in life. Whānau ora plans are not designed for whānau and individuals who are in a crisis. However, our community-based services still assist whānau who are facing the crisis.

Ngāi Tamawhariua offers budget advisory services, working with “at risk” youth, operate a Kaitoko Whānau programme plus deliver the SAGES programme in the Katikati community.

Pirirākau Hauora operate youth programmes and holiday programmes for rangatahi in the Te Puna region.

Te Puna Hauora ki Uta ki Tai work with whānau (Tangata Whaiora) who may have to appear in Court for various reasons and provide support and advocacy for the whānau as they go through this process. The individuals who are appearing before the Court who are referred to Te Puna Hauora ki Uta ki Tai have a history of mental unwellness or AoD issues.

Te Manu Toroa employs a social worker who works directly with the GP Clinics. Referrals are received via GPs and Nurses and the social worker then engages in a whānau ora approach with the whānau.

 

Ngā Mataapuna Oranga employs a whānau ora navigator who builds relationships with Government organizations, community-based organizations, and businesses, to enable whānau to achieve the goals and aspirations in their whānau ora plan.


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Kaumātua

Some of the Ngā Mataapuna Oranga Providers offer Kaumātua Programmes which focusses on health checks, healthy activity, and eating, and deliver these from various marae through the Western Bay of Plenty.