Tāmaki Health & Wellbeing
Creating wellbeing together
For accurate and current advice: The COVID-19 pandemic is causing concerns for a lot of people. For all information on COVID-19 please go to the New Zealand government COVID-19 website .
Pacific specific advice: Counties, Auckland, Waitemata and Northland DHB's have collaborated on a website to support Pacific People through COVID-19: Prepare Pacific. This website has more detail and Pacific specific resources and updates whilst acknowledging that the government's official COVID-19 website should remain the main source of information.
Wellbeing: If you are feeling stressed or anxious the best thing you can do is talk with someone - your loved ones, whānau and friends. If you feel that you need more help and support with grief, anxiety, distress or mental wellbeing the government's website suggests calling or texting the 'Need to talk?' service on 1737. This service is free, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and gives you the chance to talk things through with a trained counsellor.
Alternatively people who live in Auckland and Waitemata District Health Board areas can check the Awhi Ora service to see if you think that may be of help to you or your loved ones/whānau. Please note Awhi Ora is a non-urgent service. Awhi Ora service providers are open business hours (usually 9am until 5pm) and can take up to five working days to respond to your request. At the moment, support is offered via text, email and phonecall.
“Our vision is an experience of health and wellbeing focused on the wellness of the whole person in their family, whānau and community, over the whole of their life, supported by integrated services that are relevant to Tāmaki."
Tāmaki Health and Wellbeing - Creating wellbeing together is a collaboration led by Auckland District Health Board.
The Tāmaki Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative was launched in 2013 to help create a new experience of mental health and wellbeing support in Tāmaki. In 2018 the vision altered to widen the focus to health and wellbeing.
This is being achieved through working together with the local community, social agencies and local providers. The focus of this approach has been to put the design of support in the hands of those that will use and provide it through co-design and prototyping.
Through this approach we are redesigning health to provide the best experiences and outcomes for the people of Tāmaki.