ARAI TE URU WHARE HAUORA

INTEGRATED HEALTH, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SERVICES

OUR ROLE

Our role is to support whānau using an integrated and collaborative approach to service provision in partnership with whānau and other organisations.

Our  approach to service delivery is:

  • Inclusive

  • Culturally relevant

  • Work alongside and in partnership with whānau to support them to realise their potential and achieve their moemoea.

Whānau have within themselves the capacity to be innovative and capable in making decisions that improve and sustain their life choices.

FEATURED HEALTH SERVICES

Whānau can choose from services that provide a range of supports and interventions.

Where necessary you will be supported into other services within our community so that you are accessing all your entitlements.

Please scroll down to find out more about our Health and Social Services.

SUCCESSFUL WHĀNAU

After visiting us for our services, whānau will:

  • Know how to access the services they need

  • Know how to create their own healthy outcomes

  • Focus on the wellbeing of the whānau as a whole

We partner whānau who want to build up resilience and capacity for self-determination.

We work in the community toward reducing obstacles for whānau.

Please scroll down to find out more about our Health and Social Services.

HEALTH SERVICES​

Indigenous Wrestling Class

MAURI ORA - COMMUNITY HEALTH GYM

We serve whānau from all backgrounds, ages and sizes. We actively encourage all our members to try and lead a healthy lifestyle. Our firm belief is active movement enhances mental health and wellbeing. Group activities offered to the community include indigenous wrestling and boxing for male Rangatahi, a weekly walking group, and a community garden working bee. Check with staff about eligibility.

Community Health Services:

  • Free Gym access to whānau in the community. Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

  • One on one sessions – including individualised exercise plans and individual training with kaimahi.

  • Group fitness activities – please check with staff about eligibility and criteria. Find our activity timetable here.

  • Physio sessions – physio students on placement working with registered whānau.

MĀORI & PACIFIC CANCER PATHWAYS KAIĀRAHI

This service is to support Māori and Pacific whānau with cancer so that they can access cancer care and treatments. 

We will support the patients journey, entry and transition along the cancer pathway. This is achieved by working closely with other providers to act as advocates for whānau ensuring you get best the support available.

HEALTH COACH/COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Our Health Coach and Community Support kaimahi work together to support those with mental health, addiction, and other wellbeing challenges. The aim of these services are to help whānau build on their own skills, knowledge, and confidence to better manage their mental/physical health and wellbeing. Kaimahi work to provide whānau with the tools to achieve positive health outcomes and lifestyle changes. Please check with staff about eligibility criteria.

Physio students working with whānau

TAMARIKI ORA

Every single child is entitled to 8 free Tamariki Ora checks between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years.
Depending on needs assessments, each whānau can be eligible for 10 or more visits.

Our registered Well Child Nurse will come and visit you and your whānau if you live anywhere from Balclutha in the South, to Palmerston in the North.

Our Registered Nurse will give you and your whānau support and advice. This includes:

  • Monitoring the growth and development of your tamariki/pepi.

  • Health Education.

  • Referral to internal or external services.

  • Kaiawhina support.

  • Breastfeeding advice and support.

Staff will also help you access any other services you need.

MANAAKI ORA NURSING SERVICE

Our mobile nursing service is for people aged 18+ focusing on diabetes, respiratory and cardiac conditions. A Registered Nurse will come and visit you, with up to 11 visits over one year. Nurses work in partnership with you to develop a plan of care which is individually tailored to your health needs. This service will:

  • Teach you more about your condition/illness.

  • How to manage your illness.

  • Assist you with referrals to other services.

  • Support you and your whānau to become more self-managing and proactive with your health.

SOCIAL SERVICES

FAMILY CENTRED SERVICES: FAMILY HARM

A service that includeswork with victims of family violence – information, advice, advocacy, referral and the development of a safety plan. We will guide you through a plan that will help get things back on track.

You and your whānau deserve the best treatment possible and with our range of services and professional staff, we can offer solutions for difficult situations.

This service includes:

  • Working with whānau to address family violence.

  • Being linked into the right people that can provide the right help at the right time.

  • Home visits.

  • Information and advice.

  • Support and advocacy.

TU PONO CONNECT

Te mana kaha o te whānau is a brief intervention service providing navigation support for approx 3-6 months.

Those who are engaged in this service have been affected either directly or indirectly by the impact of violence. This may include bullying, elderly abuse, sexual harm, historical trauma and self harm. The connector supports whānau in accessing specialised and social services within the community. Providing advocacy solutions and conflict resolution, on the journey of recovery and prevention.”

MIGRATION SERVICES

Available to those based in the Queenstown-Lakes District who have recently moved to Aotearoa New Zealand. This service provides whānau with tools and resources to ease their transition and achieve positive Ministry of Social Development outcomes. Our kaimahi can advocate, offer advise/information and connect whānau with other relevant services.

WHĀNAU ORA NAVIGATION

The key focus of this service is to build whānau capacity.  It is a whānau led processwhich the Navigator facilitates and works to engage the whole whānau.  The strengths of the whānau are identified and ultimately so are their aspirations which may include aspects of:

  • Living healthy lifestyles

  • Being economically secure

  • Educational aspirations

  • Resiliency

MOKOPUNA ORA

Aimed at families with children up to 5 years of age to provide pre school, educational opportunities for tamariki with a holistic approach, increasing confidence in parenting mokopuna.

TU MAI RANGATAHI SUICIDE PREVENTION

The main purpose of this service is to provide support to our Rangatahi who have either self-harmed or attempted suicide and their whānau. Our kaimahi are equipped with the skills to assist whānau with:

  • Suicide Prevention Strategies

  • Accessing other needed services. Including health care providers, specialist services etc.

  • The provision of information to promote mental well-being and stress management.

  • Advocacy and liaising with other support networks available.

MIDDLE EASTERN INTEGRATED SUPPORT SERVICES

Supporting our Syrian and Muslim families settle into New Zealand life.

Send us a message

25 College Street
Caversham
Dunedin 9012

Phone: (03) 471 9960
Email: reception@araiteuru.co.nz
Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

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