Networks of Support for Māori Mental Health: The response and recovery of Tangata Whaiora through the Ōtautahi earthquakes.

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2012 to 2014

This research looks at how the 2010-2011 earthquakes in Ōtautahi/Christchurch have affected Māori mental health communities. In particular we look at how the support networks for Tangata Whaiora (‘people seeking health’, a term applied to Māori mental health clients) and their whānau responded and recovered through the disaster. Tangata Whaiora have expressed a desire to record their stories; our role as researchers is to analyse and communicate how their experiences provide unique and significant perspectives on surviving and flourishing after devastating disruption and dislocation.

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