Tū Whānau Mai And Hei Āpōpō – Two Te Reo Resources

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Tū Whānau Mai and Hei Āpōpō are two te Reo resources produced by Te Rau Ora and the National Centre Māori Suicide Prevention: Te Au, to support Māori in suicide prevention. The two booklets are an adaptation of the English versions Te Rau Ora created as part of a suite of resources for Māori. We believe te reo Māori provides for a more spiritual aspect to the way we prefer to express what we mean and in our messages.

Hei whakamataara i ngā whānau Māori To build healthy whānau
·         Mā te whakaū ki tona tuakiri Māori ·         Possessing a strong Māori identity
·         Mā te whakawhānaunga ·         Maintaining supportive relationships
·         Whakarite wā hei noho tahi ki tō whānau ·         Make time to stop and talk about things with your whānau
·         Kia kaha ki te kōrero ngātahi ·         Tips for kōrero
·         Kia āta whakarongo ·         Be a good listener
·         Kōrero mō ngā mea e ngākaunuitia nei, kei reira te huarahi e whakapiki i te kaha o te tangata. ·         Recognising the good things in life can improve how we feel.
·         Mōhio ki tō ake kaha ·         Knowing your strengths
·         Kei ō ringa te huarahi whakamua ·         It is within each of us to build our resilience

Te Reo Resources for Suicide Prevention in Kura

Tū Whānau Mai and Hei Āpōpō are resources that Kura have utilised, for example in Reo Rua (bilingual), Rūmaki (immersion), Kura Kaupapa Māori and Wharekura. It has been important to students and Kaiako to have access to resources that are pro Te Reo Māori.

Outcomes from Kura have shared students who  speak te Reo access another level of consciousness in terms of her/his wellbeing and identity as a person. The resources help the student to reassure she/he will be ok and that there are strategies to cope within the context of Te Ao Māori.