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    Social Service Providers Aotearoa Kaimahi Hauora Programme 2022

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    Kaimahi Hauora is a holistic wellbeing programme for Aotearoa’s social services kaimahi.

    Whether you’re working directly with whānau, leading a team, managing a service, or contributing in some other way, Social Service Providers Aotearoa’s Kaimahi Hauora Programme has been created to give back to social services kaimahi across our community-based social sector. SSPA recognises it’s been a really tough few years, so we’ve created this programme to recognise your mahi and champion your wellbeing. If you’re keen to focus on your holistic hauora and develop new understanding, this programme is for you.

    The programme incorporates a series of six sessions, designed to weave together, giving you a holistic immersion into focusing on wellbeing and what this means as a social services kaimahi. It will be a special space to be nourished and supported, learning from a range of kaitiaki from different holistic hauora perspectives.

    In this programme we will:

    • Explore a range of themes related to kaimahi hauora, grounded within Te Whare Tapa Whā and the Five Ways to Wellbeing
    • Engage and learn in alignment with the Maramataka
    • Gain practical tools to practice in daily life and share with your fellow hoamahi and your whānau
    • Build community with others working in social services in your region and nationally, who also want to focus on this kaupapa
    • Provide all participants with a Kaimahi Hauora Resource Kete to utilise at the sessions and support learning

    Facilitation – the kaitiaki who will guide you

    Wellbeing leader and innovator Tuihana Ohia (Ngāi te Rangi, Ngāti Pukenga, Te Arawa, Ngāi Pākehā) will be our lead kaitiaki, navigating kaimahi through the programme from start to finish.

    Tuihana Ohia Founder & WooEO - Woo Wellbeing, CSI Associate

    Alongside Tuihana, each session will be facilitated by a kaitiaki who brings specific mātauranga and specialist experience on an aspect of holistic hauora.


    The programme involves a series of 6 online Zoom sessions on Tuesday mornings throughout October and November 2022:

    Session 1
    Tuesday 11th October
    - 9:30am - 12:00pm
    Rākaunui – Great Day – Be Purposeful in Actions
    Part 1: Intro and Overview of programme
    Part 2: Theme: Whenua – Connect
    With Tuihana Ohia and Meretini Bennett-Huxtable

    Session 2
    Tuesday 18th October - 9:30 - 11:00am
    Tangaroa-ā-mua – High Energy Productive – Me Pukumahi!
    Theme: Whānau – Give
    With Tuihana Ohia and Kaharawa

    Break Week
    Tuesday 25th October
    Whiro – Be insightful, be strategic, it’s a new period

    Session 3
     1st November - 9:30-11:00am
    Tamatea-ā-āio – Caution, be aware
    Theme: Wairua – Take Notice
    With Tuihana Ohia and Julie Sach

    Session 4
    Tuesday 8th November - 9:30-11:00am
    Atua mate o hotu - Productive
    Theme: Tinana – Be Active
    With Tuihana Ohia and Nau Mai Tau Mai

    Session 5
    15th November - 9:30 - 11:00am
    Korekore whakatehe – Be creative and purposeful in your thinking
    Theme: Hinengaro – Keep Learning
    With Tuihana Ohia and Khali Philip-Barbara

    Session 6
    Tuesday 22nd November - 9:30 - 11:00am
    Mauri – Contemplate, review and mindfulness of where you are
    Theme: Outro and Final wrap up
    With Tuihana Ohia


    By attending the first session and at least three others, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

    Brought to you with support from our partners

    SSPA is grateful to have the support of Foundation North, Trust Waikato and Rāta Foundation who have teamed up with us to make this programme possible. We are also grateful to the Centre for Social Impact for their generous tautoko.

    To ensure kaimahi from the rōhe covered by our funding partners are able to participate, places are available as follows, also noting that SSPA will support additional kaimahi from outside these regions to participate.

    • Tamaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau – 40 places available
    • Waitaha, Te Tau Ihu, Wharekauri – 40 places available
    • Waikato – 40 places available
    • SSPA members in other regions around the motu – 30 places available

    Registration in the programme is on a first come, first served basis.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this special programme as we head into the end of 2022, by putting a focus on your holistic hauora. In doing so, you’ll learn, be nourished, and have opportunities to strengthen your mahi and practice. We look forward to welcoming you!

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    Refund policy

    If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please let us know at your earliest convenience and more than 7 days prior to the programme commencing, as it means we can ensure your place goes to another person. Please notify registration cancellations in writing by email to No refund will be given for registration cancellations (including “no shows” at the programme), but registrations can be transferred to another colleague in your organisation at any time prior to the programme commencing by contacting