It’s all about whānau
Kia ora and welcome to Uruuruwhenua Health.
We work alongside whānau and the wider community to ensure Health and Social Services are accessible and tailored to meet the needs of whānau so that good health and wellbeing is achieved.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for enquires around what we do.
We have an amazing growing team here at Uruuruwhenua Health who bring all different skills to help guide you.
Uruuruwhenua approach wellbeing with a holistic view and aim to provide wrap-around support for Whānau (families) in Central Lakes region.
Using the Māori model of wellbeing, Te Whare Tapa Wha, we support Whānau to strengthen all four pillars of wellbeing.
Te Whare Tapa Whā was developed by leading Māori health advocate Sir Mason Durie in 1984. The model describes health and wellbeing as a wharenui/meeting house with four walls.
These walls represent:
- taha wairua/spiritual wellbeing,
- taha hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing,
- taha tinana/physical wellbeing and
- taha whānau/family and social wellbeing.
Our connection with the whenua/land, forms the foundation.
When all these things are in balance, we thrive. When one or more of these is out of balance our wellbeing is impacted.
Uruuruwhenua take referrals from other agencies, self-referrals, and as part of court processes or Family Group Conference (FGC) out-comes. The table below gives an idea of the support we can offer to Whānau in Central Otago. Although we have a Māori focus, we welcome referrals for all ethnicities.
Whānau Ora Navigators support whānau to be self-determining and navigate whānau to champion their aspirations.