Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Piritahi Hau Ora Trust

by Angus Elkington

Description

Piritahi Hau Ora Trust (PHOT) is a marae based health service for all people on Waiheke island. In response to the death of six young Māori on Waiheke Island in 2013 whānau identified the need to make marae-based, multi-channel Waiheke Island-specific information, education and support acceptable and accessible.

PHOT has a Multi-disciplinary, kaupapa Māori service that includes:

  • Health providers GP
  • Practise nurse service
  • Home based, alcohol and addiction services
  • Whānau counselling services for tamariki and their whānau

The Waka Hourua Project was a component of PHOT’s five-part inter-related project that seeks to enhance suicide intervention, to train whānau in suicide prevention, to develop Waiheke Island-specific information, education and communication resources, to recruit and train rangatahi and implement an anti-bullying programmes in schools.

For more information about PHOT see the website belowhttp://www.piritahihauora.org/

Publication Details

ISBNISBN: 978-1-98-850118-5 (Electronic)ISBN: 978-1-98-850117-8 (Print)
CITATIONCitation: Elkington, A. (2016). Waka Hourua Community Initiative: Piritahi Hau Ora Trust. Wellington, New Zealand: Te Kīwai Rangahau, Te Rau Matatini.