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Tihei Rangatahi Programme: Improving hauora-oranga services for rangatahi Māori

48 months
Approved budget:
Associate Professor Tupa'ilevaililigi Ridvan Firestone
Ms Cheryl Davies
Ms Renee Davies
Associate Professor Lisa Te Morenga
Associate Professor Theresa Fleming
Mrs Angelique O'Connell
Dr Anna Matheson
Professor Te Kani Kingi
Health issue:
Mental health (and sleep disorders)
Proposal type:
Lay summary
The Tihei Rangatahi Programme (TRP) is part of Kōkiri health and social services in the Wainuiomata and Lower Hutt region. Hauora-oranga services was identified as a gap in the services for rangatahi Māori. This study aims to: (1) develop and implement an interactive hauora-oranga empowerment service programme as part of the TRP, to build rangatahi as key health advocates in their community; (2) co-design a mental wellness programme with the service provider for rangatahi Māori, embedded as part of the TRP; (3) implement the use of a mobile health (mHealth) tool for rangatahi, to augment the newly developed programmes; and (4) evaluate the impact of the new programmes on outcomes linked to improved health indicators for service end-users and the service provider. By tailoring established resources, integrating knowledge transfer, and promoting community capacity development, this work will improve the health services specifically for rangatahi Māori and their whānau.