We work with Māmā of all ages to tautoko them, their whānau and their pēpi up to 2 years of age
We provide Māmā with mātauranga (education), tautoko (support), advocacy, advice, resources and connections.
We design plans with the Māmā to ensure they get the best start to the life of a young whānau and beyond.
Co-design and implement wānanga ā whānau based on the rich tikanga and mātauranga Māori of the Mātaatua rohe and providewrap-around support for whānau in mana enhancing, empowering ways.
Wānanga will be a 12-week programme for mātua to connect, collaborate and create a world they can be proud of. Programmeswill be co-designed with māmā and pāpā and structured around mātauranga Māori models such as Te Whare Tapa Whā. Wānanga based on te taha whānau will nurture greater independence and confidence through whanaungatanga, whakapapa, pepeha and positive relationships with partners, mokopuna and pēpi. Te taha tinana will connect tāne and wahine to te whare korikori tinana along with exploring the importance of healthy kai, wai and the foundations of kai sovereignty through maara kai, budgeting and birth plans. Te taha hinengaro will seek to set foundationsin routine, boundaries, and methods to whakatau wairua when faced with challenges. Te taha wairua will cultivate purākau, waiata, karakia and tīpuna kōrero, emphasising our long history as loving caring partners and mātua.
We sit and kōrero what is important with Māmā and help to identify whāinga (goals) that will hāpai (support) their inamata (present), and their anamata (future). Māmā and whānau goals are then supported with a wider network of services. Together we co-design and implement wānanga a whānau based on the rich tikanga and mātauranga Māori of the Mātaatua rohe and provide wrap-around support for whānau in mana enhancing, empowering ways.
Our programme includes traditional mātauranga (knowledge) to help prepare Māmā and Pēpi for birth and breastfeeding.
Mothercraft navigation including budgets, healthy eating, dealing with minor health issues, questions about immunisations, auahi kore referrals, career pathways, and all those Q&A in between.
We work with other organisations and services across the rohe to ensure our Māmā have the ability to connect and access support where needed.
Māmā, Pāpā, and wider whānau are invited and encouraged to attend wahakura weaving wānanga (safe sleeping spaces) that are held throughout the year, promoting Safe Sleeping spaces for your pēpi.
Pāpā are encouraged to attend and taught how to make ipu taonga (carved) and ipu whenua (clay) for their pēpi which gives whānau hands-on experience and connection to traditional and cultural practices.
New and exciting kaupapa are being added to these events—so watch this space!
We work with other services across our organisation to ensure māmā has all the adequate resources including Whānau Ora, Oranga Tamariki, Rehua Medical GP Practice, and Ngā Mata Waiora Counselling Services.
How It Works
Māmā and Pēpi support services can be accessed by self-referral, midwives, GPs, and other maternity health providers.