The aim of this project is to research the intersections between Maori masculine identity, self-discipline and mental health treatment and recovery. Research indicates that contemporary Maori masculinity tropes, at least, are constructed through notions of physicality, humility, and violence. Anecdotal evidence suggests that 'traditional' cultures has served to self-discipline a limited form of Maori masculinity. Further research is needed to interpret how self-discipline in the more autonomous sense can aid in the mental health therapy of Maori men. Therefore, will an understanding by mental health specialists of Maori post-colonial identity aid in mental health recovery of their clients?