Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

Exploring Hauora Māori: Developing Tools and Building on Our Knowledge


Course Type:  Introductory |  Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments & light lunch provided


With the realisation of Whānau Ora as an approach to addressing social inequities, there is a growing acceptance that Māori world views together with kaupapa Māori frameworks (Te Whare Tapa Wha and Te Pae Mahutonga) may be crucial elements in moving towards improving health outcomes. This workshop will explore the link between indigenous notions of hauora, health and wellbeing, and the wider determinants of health in this contemporary context. How might this information influence our work? Why is it important? As well as informing workplace practice this interactive workshop will provide an open platform for learning, sharing and personal development.


  • Introducing Māori world views as a background to understanding Māori individuals and communities
  • Brief overview of contemporary Māori health development
  • Looking at Māori frameworks and models and how these may improve our work
  • Drawing on our knowledge and learnings to make our work more effective
  • Important facets of project planning that may improve our work with Māori

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:

  • Further their understanding of Māori concepts of hauora, health and wellbeing
  • Learn about frameworks and tools for developing and improving practice with Māori people
  • Gain knowledge that will enhance the effectiveness of practitioners who wish to contribute to Māori health
  • Operationalise these approaches (above) in their everyday work

Let’s Get Real Skills

  • Working with Service Users
  • Working with Māori
  • Working with Families/Whānau
  • Working with Communities
  • Professional and Personal Development


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