What we do

We are in the community delivering programs, resources and tools that support everyday people who want to be more aware, more helpful and more ready.

#weR

#weR - Means We R in this together!

WeR is how we connect our messaging around prevention activties in and around Waitaha and easliy collates all our information shared through social media. 

We also deliver short info packed realness sessions for Rangatahi  that support their happy - check out more info here!

#weareAEIOU

#weareSUICIDEPREVENTION

#weRhwt

#weRbrosforchange 

#weR Tū Kaha

Introduction

The Tu Kaha programme in schools aims to guide and give Maori and Pasifika students a “safe place” whilst building their confidence, self-esteem and resilience. 

Objectives

  • Build rapport with staff, students and community
  • Deliver key messages to targeted students
  • Refer at risk students to the appropriate help available in the community
  • Find needs within the Maori and Pasifika groups (music, cultural, leadership, mentoring, kapa haka, sports) and assist/develop using programme resources
  • Celebrate cultural and school identity using health promotional and educational summits, events and wananga

 

Tu Kaha Key Messages

Primary and Intermediates

  • Every child is valued
  • Every child is connected and no one is left alone
  • All children will learn how to be kind, respectful and understanding towards eachother

 

High Schools – addressing and celebrating the following

Celebrating cultural and community identity

Addressing Identity issues, sense of belonging, sexuality

Connecting rangatahi with help

Normalising speaking out about personal struggles

  • Racism
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Sexual identity

To celebrate success -Celebrating cultural and community identity

Celebrating kindness,

Celebrating leadership

 

Engagement

Primary Y0-6

  • Engage once a week in school activities – lunch, assembly, kapa haka, waiata, sports
  • Hold sports games for 60 minutes once a week –re-addressing having respect, kindness and connection before and during activities
  • Short film which includes school engagement and sports– school can use for promotional use

Intermediate Y7-8

  • Engage once a week in school activities – lunch, assembly, kapa haka, waiata, sports
  • Short film which includes school engagement– school can use for promotional use
  • Health Promotion event (#WeR tournament) celebrating cultural and community identity
  • Hold sports games for 60 minutes once a week –re-addressing having respect, kindness and connection before and during activities

High School Y9 -13

  • Engage once a week in school activities – lunch, assembly, kapa haka, waiata, sports, class
  • Speak at health promotion/school/leadership events
  • Tautoko students at significant school events
  • Partner with school to organise health promotion event (#WeR tournament) celebrating cultural and community identity or health/mental health campaign

 

Outcomes

Build rapport with staff, students and community

Engage weekly with school, attending school curricular activities and events

Deliver key messages to targeted students

Use platforms provided by school and events that are set up by either school or Tu Kaha

Set up and facilitate positive health and well-being messaging online and through social media

Positive messaging through social media –Facebook/website/email/texts.

  • This will reach a larger population and help remove the stigma around suicide and mental illness

We can work with individuals

Find needs within the Maori and Pasifika groups (music, cultural, leadership, mentoring, kapa haka, sports) and assist/develop using programme resources

  • Look for needs
  • Build relationships
  • Mentor
  • Use resources available
  • Build networks and refer

A.E.I.O.U

AEIOU provides a brief overview on how to support someone who is struggling with their happy and has thoughts or actions around wanting to take their life.

The video below gives you some easy steps to follow when supporting someone 

A.E.I.O.U - 5 Steps to Tautoko

We would love to hear from you

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