Utilising matauranga Maori to improve the social functioning of tangata whaiora in Maori mental health services
Wirihana, R. (2008). Utilising matauranga Maori to improve the social functioning of tangata whaiora in Maori mental health services. In Levy, M., Nikora, L.W., Masters-Awatere, B., Rua, M. & Waitoki, W. (Eds). Claiming Spaces: Proceedings of the 2007 National Maori and Pacific Psychologies Symposium 23rd-24th November 2007 (pp. 103-104). Hamilton, New Zealand: Māori and Psychology Research Unit, University of Waikato.
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Maori mental health services under the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB) have been utilising Matauranga Maori as a key community based intervention since the closing of the kaupapa Maori inpatient service (Manawaanui) in 2003. Kapa haka has been a central component in the provision of the marae based recovery programmes. The following paper is a review of the development and progress.
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