What is Mana Ake?

Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow supports children aged 5 to 12 years old across Canterbury. Mana Ake is for children who are experiencing circumstances that impact on their wellbeing or mental health.

The Mana Ake team works alongside schools and whānau when they have noticed a concern about a child’s wellbeing or mental health.

How can children get support from Mana Ake?

You can talk to your 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 from Mana Ake directly at: manaakefeedback@cdhb.health.nz

What does Mana Ake do?

Mana Ake kaimahi (workers) can help children learn skills such as coping with change or challenges, managing their emotions, building positive relationships or overcoming grief and loss.


• support teachers to deliver classroom programmes that promote wellbeing;
• work with children and their whānau at home and/or at school;
• connect schools and whānau to community resources that enhance wellbeing.

Visit the website: https://manaake.health.nz/

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