Te Tiriti o Waitangi Position Statement

We are an organisation grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. We have made a strong commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and improving mental health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori and whānau.  This is front and centre of who we are and what we do. 

We recognise Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the legal instrument that allows Government to exercise kāwanatanga in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Through our Te Tiriti o Waitangi position statement, we pledge to: 

  • Acknowledge the detrimental impact past transgressions of Te Tiriti o Waitangi have had on the wellbeing of Māori as tangata whenua, and the trauma that has been caused by alienation and racism.  
  • Commit to doing no further harm to Māori as tangata whenua and to being an organisation grounded in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.  
  • Support healing and the improvement of Māori mental health and wellbeing. 
  • Act as authentic partners with tangata whenua through all aspects of our work.  
  • Adopt Te Tiriti o Waitangi as the framework by which our decisions, actions, and deliverables will be regularly measured and assessed.

View our Te Tiriti o Waitangi Position Statement [PDF, 148 KB]

Te Hiringa Mahara strategy on a page

We are the kaitiaki of mental health and wellbeing. Our role is to be the eyes and ears of people in Aotearoa, amplifying the voices of our communities. We are keeping watch on what is happening in our mental health and addiction systems, speaking up and bringing focus to areas where meaningful, long-term transformation can take place.  

Our vision: Tū Tangata Mauri ora – Thriving together

Our mission: Whakawāteatia e tātou he ara oranga – clearing pathways to wellbeing for all

Our strategic framework brings the key elements of our strategic plan into one place.  Our Pou Rama is standing strong, grounded in the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and shining bright on who we are, our areas of focus and what we do.  It is supported by our vision, our mission and our values.   

Click on the image below to view our strategy in a page in more detail.

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