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Te Ariari O Te Oranga

Te Ariari O Te Oranga takes an Assertive Community Outreach (ACO) approach to working with individuals and whānau (family), which involves:

  • Promoting active participation and engagement;
  • Engaging whānau at flexible times and locations;
  • Working collaboratively with significant others;
  • Working from a wellness model.

  • Assessment: spending time to get a better understanding of your past and present situation and plans for your future;
  • Setting goals: from information gathered during the assessment process, a range of goals are developed and reviewed regularly;
  • Whānau centred practice: Working with other important people in your life to strengthen these relationships;
  • Working with other support services: working collaboratively to ensure your needs are being met effectively.
  • Taking a collaborative approach to address safety and stabilisation for individuals and whānau (family) experiencing crises;
  • Working in a culturally appropriate way to engage individuals and whānau (family) in the services with particular attention to manaaki (hospitality), whanaungatanga (develop relationships) and whakawātea (clearing the way for exploration)
  • Spending quality time to identify individual and whānau (family) challenges, goals and solutions;
  • Delivering a range of innovative and effective therapeutic sessions to engage both the heart and mind in seeking solutions and change.

Available for adults and youth (of any race, sex, financial situation and occupation) that are significantly affected by current alcohol and/or other drug use and/or co-occurring mental illness.

There is no charge for those who meet the eligibility criteria above.

Referrals can be made by a whānau member, community, social service, GP, government service etc. You may also refer yourself to our service. Please see our “Referral” page for further information.

Whakakaha te Whānau

Pai Ake Solutions have specific resources and experiences in addressing a wide range of common challenges for children, youth, adults and whānau (family). Pai Ake Solutions also have staff who specialise in men and women’s issues, and different sexualities.

The range of issues that Pai Ake Solutions address within individual and family therapy include:

  • Relationships;
  • Anger and other emotions;
  • Mild to moderate depression and anxiety;
  • Life stresses such as separation and blended families;
  • Men and women’s issues;
  • Grief and loss;
  • Sexuality.

Available for adults and youth (of any race, sex, financial situation and occupation) that are affected by other significant issues in their lives.

Charges are applicable, please enquire.

Referrals can be made by a whānau member, community, social service, GP, government service etc. You may also refer yourself to our service. Please see our “Referral” page for further information.

Whānau Ora

This programme has been operating in the Waikato for the last five years, and has been facilitated both in the community and within Spring Hill Corrections Facility.

The programme targets health and wellbeing issues pertinent to men. This includes personal development topics such as: Change, Relationships, Fathering, Friendships, Healthy socialising, Work ethics and self-care. The program also focuses on barriers to healthy male development such as unhealthy relationships, values, beliefs and behaviours. Te Hikoi O Nga Tane utilizes the concepts of male Rangatiratanga within the whānau and wider community, and encourages men to take active roles within these areas.

Currently available for adults (18yrs +) (of any race, sex, financial situation and occupation) that are significantly affected by current alcohol and/or other drug use and/or co-occurring mental illness.

Currently there is no charge for those who meet the eligibility criteria above.

Te Hikoi O Nga Tane – The Men’s Walk is able to be delivered to private and corporate groups. Prices are available on application to the Operations Manager at kiri@paiake.co.nz.

Referrals can be made by a whānau member, community, social service, GP, government service etc. You may also refer yourself to our service. Please see our “Referral” page for further information.

This is a programme that looks at issues specific for women, their wellbeing, their roles and positive future growth within themselves, their whānau and their communities. Te Ara Wahine - The Journey of Women shares stories and experiences to validate and increase awareness and understanding of how we got to be where we are, and why we do some of the things we do.

In exploring and understanding both the positive and negative aspects of our journeys participants are able to create an identity for ourselves, instilling positive lessons/ traits and allows us to decrease the negative aspects that have been our stumbling blocks or repeated patterns of behaving that no longer serve us well. Te Ara Wahine - The Journey of Women is about empowering through understanding and creating a space to look at positive possibilities for the future.

Expected outcomes of the programme are:

  • Increased sense of self esteem and self efficacy;
  • Self awareness and understanding;
  • Problem solving skills;
  • Self-care and personal development plan;
  • Acceptance of our stories and honouring ourselves as women of mana and strength;
  • Recognising our ability to break through and thrive despite the challenges we face;
  • Creating new and positive relationships and networks;
  • Creating possibilities for a new future;

Currently available for adults (18yrs +) (of any race, sex, financial situation and occupation) that are significantly affected by current alcohol and/or other drug use and/or co-occurring mental illness.

Currently there is no charge for those who meet the eligibility criteria above.

Te Ara Wahine – The Journey of Women is able to be delivered to private and corporate groups. Prices are available on application to the Operations Manager at kiri@paiake.co.nz.

Referrals can be made by a whānau member, community, social service, GP, government service etc. You may also refer yourself to our service. Please see our “Referral” page for further information.

This 10 week programme promotes ‘whanaungatanga’ as a model of wellbeing for Rangatahi (youth), which reflects on Au (self), relationships with Whānau (family and significant others) and developing skills and getting the ‘tools’ necessary to actively participate within their community while creating the confidence to direct their own life journey.

Within the Whanake (Evolution) programme, Rangatahi (youth) explore who they are, the way they think, feel and respond to the world around them. This includes topics such as identity, values and self-esteem; physical, social, spiritual and mental and emotional wellbeing; barriers to wellbeing such as poor stress management skills, substance use, and poor sleep, health care and nutrition; and building and utilising support systems and relationships to support their mental and emotional, spiritual, physical and social wellbeing.

This programme is currently unavailable, however prices are provided on application for contracted groups. Please enquire to the Operations Manager at kiri@paiake.co.nz.

This seminar offers tips for couples wanting to improve their connection, together. It is not seen as relationship counselling but an opportunity to take the time to gather new tips and reflect on the couple’s relationship.

Topics covered include:

  • Acquaintance > friend > partner;
  • Relationship dynamics;
  • Love languages;
  • Fair fighting;
  • Finding the middle ground;

Seminar timetables and prices are available on application to the Operations Manager at kiri@paiake.co.nz.

Professional Development

Pai Ake Solutions also offers professional development workshops and other training for those working in the community with whānau.

These include:

  • Working effectively with men in the community;
  • Understanding, identifying and addressing alcohol and drug use problems;
  • Brief Interventions for Alcohol and Drug use problems (Adult and Rangatahi);
  • Working with parents with co-existing mental health and alcohol and drug use problems (Whānau Ora and Tamariki wellbeing)
  • Smashed n Stoned? Rangatahi alcohol and drug use problem programme facilitator training.

Seminar timetables and prices are available on application to the Operations Manager at kiri@paiake.co.nz.

Supervision

This service is currently under development. For any further information contact please contact the Operations Manager at kiri@paiake.co.nz.

Other Services

This section is under construction.