What We Do
A mātou mahi

Mana Ake – Stronger for Tomorrow provides mental health and wellbeing support for children in primary school years 1-8 across Canterbury.

Mana Ake kaimahi (workers) are employed by one of 12 NGO providers and support schools, 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.

You can talk to your local school if you think your child would benefit from support from the Mana Ake team.

If you live in Canterbury and your child does not currently attend a school, you can request support directly from Mana Ake.

  • “Thank you for the outstanding work you are doing to support our tamariki and their whānau in a timely and helpful way.”

  • We learnt a lot about emotions and what to do when others are feeling cross. I can tell how other people are feeling now, I put myself in other peoples’ shoes.

  • “She has grown tremendously in the last few months. I’m so shocked at how confident she has become.

Supported by

Te Whatu Ora Canterbury
Canterbury Clinical Network
Ministry Of Education
Ministry Of Health