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Applying Te Whare Tapa Whā in your workplace

Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) begins next Monday 23 September.

The week is underpinned by Te Whare Tapa Whā, a well-known Māori model of health developed by Māori health advocate and researcher Sir Mason Durie.

Te Whare Tapa Whā helps people, and their workplaces, identify where they need extra support. It describes health as a ‘wharenui’ or meeting house with key walls. Learn more here.

The walls represent:

  • Wairua/spiritual wellbeing
  • Hinengaro/mental and emotional wellbeing
  • Tinana/physical wellbeing
  • Whānau/family and social wellbeing.
  • Connection with the whenua/land forms the foundation.

Be in to win a $250 morning tea for your office...

By participating in Mental Health Awareness Week, you’ll be given tools to help you strengthen the wellbeing of your people using Te Whare Tapa Whā and to create a workplace environment where it’s safe and okay to talk about mental health.

If you align your workplace’s activities with Te Whare Tapa Whā, you’ll be able to enter the Workplace Challenge and go in the draw to win a morning tea worth $250! Learn more about the challenge here.