Ngā Kākano is committed to supporting rangatahi and helping them navigate health and other issues, in order to equip and support them to make positive decisions for the future they deserve.
RANGATAHI TRANSITION SERVICE (NMO)
This service provides one to one support for Rangatahi aged 16-20 to provide support to:
• prepare for transition from high school into
tertiary studies or employment
• gain their driver’s license
• explore their aspirations and goal setting, and
• leadership development.
The service is limited to 10 rangatahi at one time.
TE WHAKAOHO O TE MAURI A TAMARIKI/RANGATAHI
The Service provides:
• Health education and awareness about alcohol and other drugs
• Māori based activities
• One on one awhi and manaakitanga
• Alcohol and other drugs assessments as appropriate
• Referrals to Residential services (if needed)
• Support and more information for whānau
• Support and more information for schools.
Te Whakaoho o Te Mauri a Tamariki/Rangatahi is for tamariki/rangatahi who may be at risk of developing alcohol and other drug problems. We provide alcohol and drug education within a tikanga framework. This programme will empower tamariki and rangatahi (Youth) to:
• Build identity and confidence
• Understand whānau principles and values
• Grow knowledge to increase positive development for safe and healthy lifestyle choices
• Age 10-25 years male/female
• Have an alcohol or drug problem, or
• Be at risk of developing alcohol and other drug problems
Transport is provided. Tamariki and rangatahi must be registered by caregivers/parents and have a
Referrals from community, schools, whānau and other agencies are welcome.
TE HĀ O TE TAMAITI
This program is strength based and provides a holistic framework to support:
• Mauri Ora (Māori identity, te reo Māori and wellbeing)
• Waiora (protecting our environment)
• Toiora (healthy lifestyles)
• Te Oranga (the power of opening doors and participation) and
• Ngā Manakura (leadership)
• Te Mana Whakahaere (ownership and self-motivation).
The cultural activities strengthen resilience, stress-management, strategies to reduce anxiety, and behavioral issues. Te Hā o Te Tamaiti aims to nurture, identify and develop the aspirations of tamariki and rangatahi. The program is delivered every Wednesday after school from 3.30 – 4.30pm (during term). Parents and teachers will be notified of any changes that are made. Ngā Kākano provides transport to pick up and drop off.
• Age Groups are from 8 – 16 years male/female
• Must be registered and have a consent signed form by parents/caregivers to attend
• Ngā Kākano will accept whānau referrals, school referrals with the consent
RANGATAHI WAI WARRIORS
Ngā Kākano sponsors rangatahi/young people from Tapuika to take part in the Wai Warriors programme, a programme for young people to learn more about themselves, develop resilience, team work ethic utilising the modality of traditional waka and navigation. The availability of this programme is subject to funding.
EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICE
This service provides intensive support, as early as possible, for rangatahi (young people) who may be experiencing psychosis for the first time. This service can provide talking therapy, group work, medication, psychoeducation and whānau work. This is a free service available to rangatahi aged up to 20 years of age.
What is psychosis?
Psychosis describes a number of experiences or symptoms that happen together. These may include hearing voices, having jumbled thoughts, having frightening or unusual ideas and having too little (or too much) energy. Psychosis can also cause changes in mood and behaviour.
What you can expect if you use our service
We can help you work out whether you are experiencing psychosis. We do this by talking with you and (if possible) with your whānau or other people who know you well and asking questions about what has been happening. This early stage of talking is called an assessment. You can come to Ngā Kākano, or we can come to you.
If the assessment shows you are experiencing psychosis we can work with you to develop a treatment plan. You will start seeing us for regular appointments. We encourage you and your whānau to take part in developing the treatment plan.
If you are concerned about your teenager or friend, you can refer them and/or support them to request this service.