(Vocation, Mental Health and Addictions)

Working together to support tāngata whai ora whilst believing people can find their own strengths to live they life they want, with whānau as the key.


Referrals to all the services below are open and can be instigated by the person themselves, whānau, natural supports, health professionals and other social, justice, community and health services.

Mental Health: The mental health team offer one to one support and work with people with mental health needs. This team is supported and mentored by Registered Nurses who also work with the rural iwi providers. 

Alcohol and other Drugs: One to one work with people wanting to change their substance use.

Te Hapainga; Alcohol and Other Drugs Group Programme: A six week programme where tāngata whai ora support each other and learn about the effects substances are having on their lives. This is followed by the option of attending an open After Care Group. (Te Ara Whai Oranga).

Day Activity: Based at the main Te Oranganui campus from Monday to Friday this is a programme for tāngata whai ora encouraging new skills and experiences in the community.

Rangatahi/Tamariki Service: Waiora Hinengaro has a dedicated and experienced team who focus on rangatahi (youth) with mental health needs or wanting to change their substance use. 

Te Whare Mahana: Residential Service: Waiora Hinengaro offers a place for residential support while people are changing their AoD use or for mental health recovery. This residence is in Whanganui and has dedicated staff who provide 24 hour support to its residents.

Vocational Programme: Te Oranganui also offer a vocational day programme Monday to Friday to support people with disabilities where the participants enjoy daily social interaction while learning key living skills and interacting with the local community.