Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow provides mental health and wellbeing support for children aged five to 12 years old across Canterbury.
Mana Ake kaimahi are employed by one of 13 providers and work with schools to support teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing issues that impact their wellbeing such as managing emotions, friendships and bullying, parental separation and grief and loss.
Kaimahi have a diverse range of skills and include psychologists, social workers, counsellors, teachers and youth workers. Kaimahi can work with children and their families at school, in the community or at home and with groups of children in schools. They provide advice, guidance and support for teachers and family/ whānau.
You can talk to your local school to find out about what is being offered by the Mana Ake team.
If you're concerned about your child’s wellbeing or mental health, you should talk to their child's teacher, or a member of the school staff, to check if Mana Ake is the right service to support your child. If your child does not currently attend a school, you can request support directly from Mana Ake via email@example.com
Mana Ake team leaders (kaiarahi) support geographic teams of kaimahi. If you have a query about Mana Ake you can contact the kaiarahi for your area (phone numbers to the right).
See the links under the Related Pages heading to find out more about supporting a child’s wellbeing.
E atawhai ana mātou
Te whakatōkia o ngā kakano i ruia mai
E nga māhuri tōtara e tipu ana mō āpōpō.
Nā tātou katoa hei awhi te kaupapa,
Hei mana ake te tū tauira tonu ai.
Haumi ē, Hui ē, Tāiki ē.
We nurture and protect
the seeds sown near and far,
so that they may grow into mighty totara for a not so distant tomorrow.
We embrace our responsibility,
To encourage students on a path of lifelong learning.
Unified, Together, Strong.
Read an update about Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow in the latest edition of Canterbury DHB's Well Now magazine (pg 14).
Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow has released key messages from its 20 June meeting.
The Mental Health Support in Schools SLA, now re-branded as Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow, has re...
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The Mental Health Support in Schools SLA has released key messages from its inaugural meeting, held ...
A forum to provide an overview and update on the implementation of the Mental Health Support in Scho...
An official ceremony to welcome new kaimahi into the Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow service, was h...
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021 549 875
022 073 2461
Kaikoura and North Canterbury
027 275 4229
North West Christchurch
027 886 5780
Christian and Catholic schools;
027 270 6733
020 4177 0038
Central City and South Christchurch
021 332 048
South and South East Christchurch
021 316 960
Peninsula; Malvern; Selwyn
021 128 4820
021 683 728
A new website designed to share information and resources with whānau.
Explains what Mana Ake is and how to access it.
A book for parents explaining how to support your child starting a new school.
Inteviews with principals, Provider Network members and kaimahi.
Sparklers has a range of calming activities you can try with your children.
An online story book teaching children empathy, acceptance and tolerance.