Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow provides mental health and wellbeing support for children in primary school years 1-8 across Canterbury.
Mana Ake kaimahi (workers) are employed by one of 12 NGO providers and support schools, families and whānau when children are experiencing issues that impact their wellbeing such as managing emotions, friendships and bullying, parental separation and grief and loss.
Kaimahi have a diverse range of skills and include psychologists, social workers, counsellors, teachers and youth workers.
You can talk to your local school if you think your child would benefit from support from the Mana Ake team.child/teacher has not worked and further support is needed before the RTLB will accept the request.
Etu Pasifika, meaning Pacific Star, is an Integrated Primary Care, Mental Health and Wellbeing Whaānau Ora service - providing a range of support services delivered by Pacific health professionals, trained and skilled community workers and Navigators.
We believe that Pacific families should determine how, where and when services and support is delivered. As you arrive at the Tuam Street clinic, you will be greeted by a host. Coffee, tea, water and fruit will be available for you and your family. You will be shown to a room and the health worker, navigator or health professional will come to you.
Enrolled Etu Pasifika patients are FREE. There may be a charge for some services for non-enrolled patients.
The staff speak a range of Pacific languages including, but not limited to Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Niuean and Tokelauan.
Manu Ka Rere is a free service for young people aged 13-24 who are seeking support for their wellbeing. We offer face to face counselling sessions, group work therapy, education and other activities.
Previously known as Community Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Manu Ka Rere is a collaborative of eight organisations across Canterbury. These include Odyssey House, Stepping Stone Trust, Purapura Whetu, Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service (ACADS), Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, Waipuna, 298 Youth Health and City Mission.
We work closely with Specialist Mental health Services (CHDB) and are also connected with other services..
Established in 2002, Purapura Whetu Trust is a kaupapa Māori health, wellbeing and social service provider in Waitaha, Aotearoa (Canterbury, New Zealand). We support whānau to get well, stay well, live well, and reach for the stars and beyond.
Combining clinical, cultural, and community support that embrace the Māori view of wellbeing, our services are provided to all ages at no cost, and continue to grow and expand to meet the needs of whānau.
● Provide mental health and wellbeing advice and support
● Provide confidential phone or online assessment, counselling and support for adults, youth and children
● Provide connection to a GP or other health providers
● Provide parenting support and advice
● Provide information on current resources/entitlements from government departments. i.e. WINZ
● Connect you with cultural advisors regarding tikanga and protocols due to COVID-19.
They may be able to help with:
● Household and Heating
● Finances and Employment
● Social Connection
An overview of the services offered can be found in the following link:.
SPECIAL ASSESSMENT CONDITIONS
Special Assessment Conditions (SAC) can provide extra help for otherwise capable students in addressing various barriers to achievement in assessments for NCEA.
SAC helps students fairly demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding when being assessed without providing an unfair advantage over other students.
Submissions for SAC are made by schools to NZQA on behalf of students and support is available for both internal and external assessments.
Some examples of SAC:
● special papers for vision-impaired students
● writers or readers for students with learning disorders, such as dyslexia
● rest breaks for students with diabetes
● separate accommodation for students with anxiety disorder
Right Service Right Time is an innovative approach to ensure the well-being of children/tamariki, young people/rangatahi and families/whānau. The aim is for every tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau, whatever their circumstance, to get the right service at the right time.
For urgent or crisis assistance with mental health issues contact on free phone 0800 920 092 or https://www.cdhb.health.nz/about-us/structure-divisions-and-departments/specialist-mental-health-services/For children and youth mental health emergencies contact on free phone 0800 218 219 (press option 2)
Te Whiri Ora is a coordination service that supports agencies to work together with tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to achieve their aspirations.
Who can make a request for support?
● Whānau looking for support on their own behalf or on behalf of another member of the whānau.
● Professionals who provide support for tamariki, rangatahi and whānau who consider they will benefit from a coordinated response that ensures a streamlined and cohesive response from multiple agencies.Te Whiri Ora is a coordination service that supports agencies to work together with tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to achieve their aspirations.
Family Works services are provided by the seven Presbyterian Support organisations throughout New Zealand. This includes a range of social services for children, young people, families and whānau, facing challenges in their lives, which they are not able to overcome on their own.
Family Works services support people experiencing challenging or difficult times to help them make positive changes in their lives. Everyone's circumstances are different, but Family Works can support children, young people and families to make positive changes in their lives using the strengths and resources they already have.
Some examples of Family Works services are:
● social work support and coordination
● counselling and therapy
● parenting programmes
● children's programmes
● family dispute resolution service
● mentoring and support for young people
● family violence prevention
● restorative justice
● community reintegration
● connection to community supports, groups and networks
Our team provides culturally appropriate, multilingual support for families in the Muslim community.
We provide a confidential and non-judgmental service focused on the individual needs of each client. Our team empower people in their daily lives, advocate for their needs and are able to connect them with relevant agencies if required.
Our mobile team will provide support to the Muslim community in the Canterbury area in their home and/or the community. We understand that each situation is unique, so we tailor the support to suit you.
We support whānau with:
● Holistic care, treatment and wellness plans
● Practical daily living, household management and developing routines
● Identifying your goals and supporting you with the steps to achieve them
● Pursuing a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and healthy eating
● Finding training, study, and job opportunities including support with applications
● Relationship building with friends and family
● Connection with the community
● Access to social, legal and community services
● Advocacy with social, legal and community services
FREE COUNSELLING ONLINE FOR KIDS
0800 What's Up is run by Barnardos New Zealand. They're a free, nationally-available counselling helpline and webchat service for children and teenagers.
For the past 18 years their counsellors have been helping callers to find solutions to their problems, equipping them with the tools they need to deal with situations now and in the future.
Community service agencies
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