Get ideas and support for your new pēpi, your tamariki or your whānau's health.
Find out how our health services can help you.
Māmā and Pēpi/Mokopuna Ora
Māmā and Pēpi is a fun, free educational programme that provides skills and practical everyday support to assist you and your whānau prepare for the new arrival.
Educational areas include:
- Attachment and bonding
- Baby’s brain development
- Exercise and nutrition
- Safe sleeping
- Baby’s basic needs
Check out how we support māmā on their breastfeeding journey
CONTACT US ABOUT MĀMĀ AND PĒPI/MOKOPUNA ORA
Māmā and Pēpi/Mokopuna Ora staff
Deli Diack & Amanda Chalmers
WaeWae - MiriMiri Clinic
Is a free Service that provides foot care and Mirimiri/massage for our 60+ age group Kaumatua/ Kuia/elderly.
Waewae service is offered in the Bluff area only.
CONTACT US ABOUT WAEWAE - MIRIMIRI CLINIC
WaeWae - MiriMiri Clinic staff
Health promotor who offers support, education, advice and care in all health areas including:
Comprehensive health assessments;
Planning health care interventions and management;
Linking/ referrals to other services as required;
Whānau Health plans and goals;
Group fitness programmes
CONTACT US ABOUT MAURI ORA
Cancer Care Support
The Kai Manaaki team (Cancer Care coordination) provides free support in Southland for Māori and their Whānau who are at risk, have a diagnosis, receiving treatment or are in the post-treatment phase of cancer.
By utilising a Kaupapa Māori approach to hauora (well-being), the Kai Manaaki team will support you in the following ways:
Provide navigational support: Offer guidance and assistance to help navigate the complex healthcare system, ensuring you receive the necessary information and resources.
Support for Appointments: Help with your appointments and advocate for your whānau.
Transport and Accommodation Assistance: Provide transport to and from appointments and places to stay for out-of-town treatments.
Understanding Medical Terms: Explain medical language so it's easier to comprehend.
Emotional Support and Company: Offer support, comfort, and companionship whenever needed.
Connecting to Other Support Services: Help you connect with other services that can assist and ensure your needs are met.
Regular Calls and Visits (Tautoko): Stay in touch with you through regular calls and visits.
Access to a support group: Join a support group to connect with other whānau impacted by cancer.
Whānau can be referred by;
General Practitioners (GPs)
Any healthcare providers and other professionals.
CONTACT US ABOUT KAI MANAAKI
Yvette Cleaver/ Natahlia Murphy
Tamariki Ora / Well Child
The Tamariki Ora/Well Child service is a screening, surveillance, education and support service offered to all New Zealand Tamariki and their whānau from birth to 3 years. It assists whānau to improve and protect their Tamariki health.
The aim is to support in maximizing Tamariki developmental potential and health status between 0 - 3 years, establishing a strong foundation for ongoing healthy development.
Entry to the service will commence at the time of formal handover by the lead maternity carer (LMC) or where there is no LMC, directly from the hospital.
CONTACT US ABOUT TAMARIKI ORA/WELL CHILD
Tamariki Ora/Well Child staff
Cara Morton / Rebecca Wright / Kara Mcmillan