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He Toa Taumata Rau - the many resting places of courage

3 months
Approved budget:
Dr Tepora Emery
Dr Heather Hamerton
Health issue:
Mental health (and sleep disorders)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Development Grant
Lay summary
The aim of this research is to investigate, determine, highlight and better understand the homecoming experiences and reintegration needs of returning New Zealand Defence force veterans and their whanau. The research outcomes will inform the tailoring, diversification and expansion of service delivery by Instinctive Gym so as to better meet the health and wellness needs of war veterans (and their whanau). The applied outcomes will be publicly disseminated so as to inform the lives and work of others who have like interests and needs including curriculum developers at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.