Ngā Pūkenga Manaaki Hauora mo Ngā Pakeke /
Adult Mental Health Non-Clinical

Ratonga Whānau / Service Users

The service is specifically designed for Māori over the age of 18 years diagnosed with a major mental illness, but is not exclusive to Māori.

Ratonga Whāinga / Service Objectives

Pūkenga Manaaki (experienced mental health support workers) provide a recovery oriented community based assessment, treatment and therapy service for mental health and addiction problems that Is accessible, coordinated and effectively targeted for Māori. The Service is based within a Kaupapa Māori framework and responsive to the needs of tangata whaiora and their whānau.

Care planning is jointly agreed and implemented in a coordinated manner by all parties involved. The care plan will identify the relative roles of the clinical and non-clinical staff, and other relevant professionals, including matters in relation to:

  • crisis responsiveness
  • risk identification and management
  • medication management
  • managed withdrawal
  • psychological and other Interventions
  • support interventions

The care plan sets out specific plans and goals and will be reviewed regularly.

Whakaurunga Paearu / Entry Criteria

Referral is from Nelson Marlborough DHB adult mental health service and whānau that have serious mental health diagnosis, however where appropriate Pūkenga Maanaki will assist whānau to access the service.