Kei Whea A Mauri Tau – A Wellbeing Adventure Guided by Atua Māori

Te Rau Ora celebrates the release of Kei Whea A Mauri Tau,  an educational resource for tamariki developed by Māori Psychologists Andre McLachlan, Waikaremoana Waitoki and  Lisa Cherrington.  The resource booklet was illustrated by Jamie Sims.

Kei Whea A Mauri Tau is a resource for parents, teachers and therapists to read to tamariki aged six to eight years to help them learn about connecting with themselves, others and the environment and to learn how to respond to their emotions.   The resources and activities are guided by Māori knowledge pūrākau – and provide a way to find meaning in the events of everyday life and identify pathways for their resolution. This pūrākau also has several components of therapeutic interventions developed to support children and adults experiencing anxiety, tension and pain, and anger.

The resources were developed with the support of He Paiaka Totara (Māori Psychologists),  Dr Marama McDonald and Dr Mike Paki, Rāwiri Horne, Wintec, Te Whakaruruhau – Waikato Women’s Refuge, Trust Waikato, University of Waikato and the Royal Society Marsden Fund.

The resources can be viewed and downloaded from