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Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau - Whānau Ora Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.


Whānau Ora Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - gambling, Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Maternal mental health - community support


Bay of Plenty

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

This services is available to all whānau residing within Te Whānau a Apanui.

If you or anyone else you would like our support, please contact anyone of our Whānau Ora Team at the Rūnanga office on; (07) 325 2726 or you can send a private message to our Facebook page and we will make contact as soon as possible.


Our Support Services include:

  • Advocacy and Advice
  • Goal setting
  • Community Transport Assistance
  • Counselling and Therapy for Alcohol and Drugs, Relationships, Anger and Mood Management, Depression, Anxiety and other mental health issues
  • Karakia
  • Educational Workshops

How can we help you?

When you are referred to the Rūnanga, you will be allocated a Whānau Ora Practitioner (WOP). Their role is to support you right throughout your journey with us. They will look at yours and your whānau’s needs and goals and develop a plan with you to address those needs. They will;

  • Provide advice and advocacy on your behalf
  • Provide practical and emotional support
  • Liaise with and connect you to other agencies
  • Develop a Whānau Outcome Plan with you
  • Link you into to other Rūnanga services and programmes
  • Navigate you through to the end of your Whānau Outcome Plan.

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Your Whānau Ora Team


Tracey O'Brien

Whānau Ora Manager
Richard McDonald Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Registered Social Worker

Sharon Campbell

Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

 Nga Tini Whetu

Te Motu Savage Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Registered Social Worker

Kuia Koroua Programme Coordinator

Maia Calcott

Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

 Te Marino Painitng -Davis

Whānau Ora Programme Coordinator


Tommy Waititi

Whānau Ora Kaiarahi

Faith Ngatoro

Whānau Ora Administrator




No fees apply.


8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Our services will be closed form 17th December 2021 to 10th January 2022.  

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Contact Details


6773 State Highway 35
Te Kaha, RD3 Opotiki 3199

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Street Address

6773 State Highway 35
Te Kaha, RD3 Ōpōtiki 3199

This page was last updated at 11:40AM on November 24, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Rūnanga o Te Whānau - Whānau Ora Services.