Tū Hāpainga is a tāne group developed through the voice of community with a holistic approach to mental health, by Chris Van der lee Pohe. Tū Hāpainga point of difference is that tāne attending are present because they want to be, not because they have to be. It is with great sadness that our rangatira who
Te Kaupapa o Tū Hāpainga men’s group and its fundamental learning framework comes from a Te Ao Māori perspective, using the concept of ‘Te Whare Tapa Whā’ – the four cornerstones (or sides) of Māori hauora. Embracing these four principles of taha Tinana, taha Wairua, taha Whānau and taha Hinengaro, has enabled group participants of all cultural ethnicity’s and beliefs, to confidently engage with other tāne during group activities and events.