Mātua

Cancer Support

Cancer care provides support to individuals and their whānau who have been diagnosed with cancer Support ranges from going with them to the GP and specialist visits, advocacy and providing whānau with information to understand the different options available to them.
Available to: Individuals and their whānau diagnosed with cancer living in the Waitakere area.

Healthy Lifestyles - Nutrition, Exercise and Becoming Smoke Free

The Community Nutrition and CVD (Cardiovascular disease) works with whānau and the wider community providing information and guidance around nutrition, physical activity, becoming smoke free and overall healthy lifestyles.
Whānau wanting to become smoke-free or looking to increase your physical activity in a whānau friendly environment can contact the 0800 number, or go along to the free exercise sessions at Trust stadium on Monday and Wednesday lunchtime 12.30 – 1.30 and Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30 – 6.30pm. This is for all fitness levels and the whole whānau is welcome.
Available to: Exercise sessions are available to anyone turning up to the Stadium. They have a Wai-Fit Facebook page available for questions and information.
Contact the 0800 number directly for information about nutrition and education sessions.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Service

Cardiac Rehab provides a home based culturally responsive cardiac rehabilitation service for individuals who have had a recent cardiac event. Whānau are provided with information and linked to appropriate support services where required.
Available to: Individuals their whānau living in the Waitakere
Referral from GP, Hospital, self-referral, other external services

Community Mobile Nursing

Māori Mobile Nursing service for enrolled adult Whānau (mainly Māori) who have lung, diabetes and/or heart disease and requires extra information and support.
Available to: Anyone with unmanaged long term chronic condition (cardiac, respiratory, diabetes) living in the Waitakere area.

Alcohol, Drugs & Addictions Counselling

This a free community based alcohol and drug assessment and consultation service delivered within a kaupapa Māori framework. This programme aims to help whānau by providing them with advice, information and support in recognition of an alcohol and/or drug problem
Available to: Adults 18 years and older living in Waitakere who are wanting to better manage their alcohol, drugs and addiction behaviour.

Home Based Recovery Support

This service is for whānau with mental health issues requiring intense support of 4-6 hours per week.
This service is to provide individual support and recovery oriented services for Service users in the community. The service offers highly responsive and flexible solutions for service users towards living in a less restrictive or independent environment, but not necessary alone.
The service is for people with mental health problems who have high and ongoing support needs related to community living and self-management of their problem. This service assists the person in determining their support needs and using this information, manage their mental illness and ongoing mental health recovery through personal, social, community and cultural resources.
Available to: Referrals come from DHB Local Coordinate Services and GP Services.

Adult Advocacy/Peer Support

This service is to deliver a family/whanau support service. Services will be provided by trained family support workers with a significant proportion of staff who have the family/whanau experience of mental illness.
The function of the whanau support service is the provision of information, social and emotional support and advocacy services to the families/whanau/informal carers of mental health Service Users.
Available to: Individuals and their whanau who are impacted mental illness and live in the Waitakere area.

Whānau Support

Providing weekly support (one to three hours) to individuals and whānau who are impacted by diagnosis of a mental illness. You are provided with a Community Support Worker who helps you to develop an individual whanau support plan and to help connect you to appropriate community services for support and guidance for you and your whānau.
Available to: Tāngata whaiora and their whānau living within West Auckland and Rodney District as far as South Head (This service is available to Māori and non-Māori).

Kaupapa Māori Day Programme

This programme runs 3 days a week and is designed to support tāngata whaiora who have a diagnosis of mental illness on their journey to recovery and reintegration back into society. During the programme tāngata whaiora participate in regular exercise, learn life skills, Tikanga and Kaupapa Māori and strengthen their connection to community networks.
Available to: Māori tāngata whaiora living within Waitakere.

Bowel Screening

Individuals requiring a bowel screen are identified by the National Bowel Screening Service and referred to this service. Once identified our kaimahi makes contact with them and supports them to ensure they complete their screen.
Available to: individuals identified and referred by the National Bowel Screening Register

ACC Vocational Rehabilitation

This service provides support to individuals currently on ACC and are wanting to return to the workforce. Using a Whānau Ora approach individuals complete a holistic assessment, develop an individualised plan and are supported to achieve their goals.
Available to: Individuals can only be referred by ACC.

Whai Ao

Delivering public health programmes and services based on Te Ao Māori to improve the health of   Māori. We work with individuals, whānau and community groups to raise awareness and provide further education about alcohol and drugs, smoking cessation and physical health and nutrition.  If you are wanting more information about these topics and access to these types of services then we can support with this.