Poupoua: Services

By: Poupoua  06-Dec-2011

This is a specialized service that provides interventions to assist (directly or indirectly) the Tangata Whaiora with combined problems of Mate Hinengaro/mental illness and Kai Tarutaru/substance abuse.  The service offers clinical and cultural assessment and treatment of substance abuse disorders and mental illness where a specialist Maori service is required; clinical and personal co-ordination of treatment to ensure joint care management between Maori Mental Health and Maori Alcohol and Drug services; family/whanau support; Tangata Whaiora self help/mutual support opportunities and access to rangatahi/adolescent services; alcohol and drug education, consultation and advice to other mental health and alcohol and drug services to assist those services in the ongoing care of Tangata Whaiora under their care; the provision of or access to Kaumatua, a Maori environment, Rongoa Maori, Tohunga, Te Reo Maori speakers or other cultural needs, in accordance with the needs/requests of the Tangata Whaiora; the provision of Tikanga Maori that relate to the Kawa and Kaupapa of the service.  This may include Powhiri, Mihimihi, Karakia, Waiata, Hui or Poroporoaki.  Clients can expect support in: