Whakamana Hauora

What is Whakamana Hauora?

Whakamana Hauora: Is the Northland branding name for the “Chronic Disease or Pain Self-Management Programme” for people and/or carers of people with a long term health condition.

It is a free 6 week course made up of a 2½ hour sessions, once a week, for 6 concurrent weeks .

The first session is 3 hours in order to familiarise attendees with the course and complete all necessary paper work.
Attendees are encouraged to attend all sessions to gain the full benefits of the course.

Who is the course designed for?

The course is designed for people and/or carers living with long term health conditions, who would benefit from gaining skills in self-management.
People who want to take ownership of their own health and well-being and gain from being part of a supportive group setting where personal goals are set and strategies put in place to achieve them.
If you are currently part of ‘Kia Ora Vision‘ ask your doctor or nurse to refer you to the programme.

Who goes and how does it work?

Anyone can attend the programme if they have a long term condition or care for someone with a long term condition.
Groups are between 10 -20 people of all ages with a range of long term conditions; diabetes, chronic pain, mild to moderate depression etc.

What will you learn?

How to manage the condition(s) so that life can be enjoyed and the things you enjoy doing can be achieved.
The programme is based on participants finding solutions that are right for them, learning about medication, sleep, diet, exercise, setting small goals and taking small steps that lead to self-managing your condition.

Available courses

If you need more information, contact the Whakamana Co-ordinator and they can provide you with all the information you need.  You can enrol yourself on the programme you don’t have to wait for your doctor to refer you.

Please send any referrals for Whakamana Hauora programme to email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz or fax 09 407 3571 attention Whakamana Hauora.

Provide your/client’s full name and a contact phone number, with preferred location for attending a programme.

Courses for 2017

Location dates of course Contact details
Kaikohe Baptist Centre 30 Mar – 4 May (Thursdays) inclusive email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Kerikeri 24 Aug – 28 Sep (Thursdays) inclusive email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Far North 2 Jun – 7 Jul (Fridays) inclusive email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Far North 6 Oct- 17 Nov (Fridays) inclusive email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Kaikohe 11 Oct – 15 Nov (Wednesdays) inclusive, Pain Management email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Paihia/Russell 2 Nov – 7 Dec (Thursdays) inclusive, Pain Management (to be confirmed) email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz

Local facilitator:

Location Facilitator Contact details
Kawakawa Diane Henare,
Margot Forrest
email:  whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Far North Marilyn Dyer,
Regency Pickering
email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Whangaroa Hillary Sheard,
Cleon Samuels
email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Bay of Islands/Kerikeri Diane Henare,
Margot Forrest
email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz
Kaikohe Diane Henare,
Margot Forrest
email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz

Would you like to be a facilitator?


This is for you to participate in the Whakamana Hauora four day facilitator training workshop, so that on completion of this training you will be a fully trained facilitator to assist and provide where and when required, Whakamana Hauora training alongside another fully trained facilitator and/or master trainer.


As a volunteer you agree to:

  • Attend on the agreed days and times.
  • Participate fully in the four day facilitator’s training
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times
  • You agree will not be paid for your training for this four day course, however we will provide you with professional development, paid travel expenses, lunch and resources required for you to complete this course.

If you are interested call us on 09 407 3581, or email: whakamanahauora@tttpho.co.nz and we can give your more information.

Our next 4 day course is being held in Kerikeri on 11 and 12 May, and 16 and 17 May.  You will need to be available to attend all four days.