Health Promotion Service
What the service is about
- A professional service with a tikanga Māori approach that:
- Promotes the health and well-being of rangatahi Māori and their whānau/communities who lead more sedentary lives (ages 13 – 18 years) through increased levels of physical activity and improved nutrition.
- Targeted interventions for those who are obese
- Increased support for those at risk of becoming obese
- Broad approaches to make healthier choices easier for all New Zealanders.
- Supports parents to maximise their child’s developmental potential and health status from birth to 5 years and establishing a strong foundation for their ongoing healthy growth
- The focus is on food, the environment and being active at each life stage, starting during pregnancy and early childhood.
A look into the service
- We are a mobile service and do home visits.
- We seek to inform and support parents to gain the knowledge and skills required in understanding and managing the various stages of their child’s development.
Who might benefit from the service
- Parents and their children and/or child and Rangatahi aged between 13 and 18 years, their whānau and their communities who live in:
- Te Awamutu
- and surrounding rural areas.
To gain access to the service
- You can ask to be referred by your GP.
- Self-referral by walking in and making enquiries at Raukawa Charitable Trust offices in Tokoroa, Putaruru, Matamata and Te Awamutu.
- Free phone 0800 728 5292.