Māori mental health challenges focus of webishop

How can we as health promoters help to heal the hinengaro and address the mental health challenges of Māori, and promote and protect their wellbeing?


What are some of the strategies we can utilise to be effective in tackling these challenges, which during these uncertain and for many, extremely stressful times is even more crucial!

At our next webishop on Sep 23, in support of Mental Health Awareness Week from Sep 27 – Oct 3, our panel of speakers will address these challenges and discuss approaches and strategies we can adopt to promote the mental health and wellbeing of Māori communities.


The panel, who have extensive experience in this field, will look at: What cultural and systemic shifts are necessary for positive meaningful outcomes?; What will Māori mental health look like with the implementation of the Māori Health Authority and what are the urgent issues and how should we tackle them as health promoters?


Register now for the opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions and get some answers to your questions. Registration costs start from $29. Enquire about memberships.


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Panel of speakers:

Adrian Te Patu

Aotea, Kurapahupo

Adrian has worked for government departments, crown agencies, community organisation, iwi groups and health providers including DHBs for many decades. He has served as the vice-president of the Public Health Association of New Zealand. He currently represents NZ and the Asia-Pacific region on the governing council of the World Federation of Public Health Associations. Adrian has also served on various boards, including the Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand.


Alisha Tamepo-Pehi

Ngāti Porou, Ngā Puhi

Alisha is a health improvement practitioner specialising as a mental health nurse and is part of the Aronui Wellness Team. She has worked within DHBs, PHOs and other organisations. She is now at Turuki Health Care in Mangere, Auckland.


Lesley Niania

Ngāti Porou, Whānau ā Apanui

Lesley is a Wairua practitioner and has spent over 25 years working with health providers and Māori to improve the wairua and wellbeing of whānau. She is the facilitator of an online wellbeing and trauma-informed framework/model called Huringa te Hinengaro.