Healing the Hinengaro Webinar
Date:11:00am to 12:30pm on 23 September 21
Healing the Hinengaro: How can the health sector address the mental health challenges of Māori, and promote and protect their well-being?
Led by HPF, we support Mental Health Awareness Week by presenting a panel of experts who will discuss the types of approaches and strategies that health promoters must adopt to be effective in tackling growing mental distress and wellbeing in Aotearoa.
• What cultural and systemic shifts are necessary for positive meaningful outcomes?
• What will the landscape look like with the implementation of the Māori Health Authority?
• What are the urgent issues and how should we tackle them as health promoters?
Adrian Te Patu
Adrian has worked for government departments, crown agencies, community organisation, iwi, and health providers including DHB’s 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.
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 Māngere, Auckland.
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 well-being and trauma informed framework/model called Huringa te Hinengaro.