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.
Networks of Support for Māori Mental Health: The response and recovery of Tangata Whaiora through the Ōtautahi earthquakes.
Project Duration from::
2012 to 2014