Mana Ake


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.

The Mana Ake website  has a  section on Big Worries - Mana Ake which is particularly relevant with what’s going on in the world currently.

Parents going to this site can be assured of finding up-to-date and quality information on wellbeing and parenting skills.  There is also a section to assist families who are requiring financial assistance.