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Whanau / family forums - mental health

Whanau / family forums - mental health

What are whanau / family forums?

Whanau / Family Forums are a collaboration between the Waitemata DHB and non-government organisation (NGO) partners including the DHB’s Community and Alcohol and Drugs Service, Forensic Psychiatry Service (Mason Clinic), Asian Mental Health Service, Takanga A Fohe (Pacific Mental Health Service), Te Puna Hau Ora, Equip, Connect, Recovery Solutions, Walsh Trust, Support Families, and Family Member.


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Health Links - promoting community & consumer participation in healthcare decision making

Health Links - promoting community & consumer participation in healthcare decision making

What is Health Links?

Health Links are community-based, non-government organisations (NGOs) whose goals are to:

  • promote community and consumer participation in healthcare decision making
  • foster collaboration between healthcare providers and the community
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Te Aka Ora - vulnerable families' forum

Te Aka Ora - vulnerable families' forum

What is Te Aka Ora?

(the vine of wellness)

Te Aka Ora is a model our DHB's midwifery service developed for identifying and supporting vulnerable families during pregnancy.

The aim of this initiative was to improve the way we identify and support vulnerable families during pregnancy.  We wanted to work with midwives / lead maternity carers (LMC), the children, young persons and their family service, and other care providers, by collaborating, communicating clearly and jointly planning care to increase the chances of families parenting successfully and protecting vulnerable infants.

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