Tōku Oranga: Health & Wellbeing Navigators

The Tōku Oranga Team are health and wellbeing navigators who work with enrolled patients from He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre and Bluff Medical Centre.

Toku Oranga kaimahi empower individuals to self-manage and set goals to improve health and wellbeing outcomes. This is a free and patient-led service.

Our Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP) can help you identify what is important to you, what you value, and provide support in choosing a path that moves towards embracing those values.

The HIP can support with:

  • Lifestyle changes and health choices
  • Chronic pain and treatment issues
  • Addiction
  • Problems with sleep, stress, anxiety, depression or grief

Our Health Coach works collaboratively with whānau experiencing concerns that impact on their health and wellbeing. The focus is to inspire motivation and capability to better understand and self-manage their physical and emotional wellbeing needs.

The Health Coach can support with:

  • Support to understand healthy choices
  • Working with whānau towards health and wellbeing goals
  • Encouraging good management of various health concerns
  • Health care planning for GP appointments
  • Action planning/Goal setting with a focus on better health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Empower you to self-manage your health and wellbeing
  • Group workshops with a focus on understanding, educating and prioritizing your health and wellbeing
  • Providing advocacy within the health setting
  • Understanding and overcoming barriers to health care

Our Community Support Worker provides support to whānau in the community. The Community Support Worker focuses on supporting your independence and working alongside you towards your health and wellbeing goals. Connecting whānau with resources, ideas and energy for wellbeing and independence.

The Community Support Worker can support with:

  • Supporting independence with a focus on better health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Understanding and overcoming barriers to health care
  • Working with whānau towards health and wellbeing goals
  • Connecting whānau to heatlh and wellbeing services in the community
  • Support to understand healthy choices
  • Action planning/Goal setting with a focus on better health and wellbeing outcomes
  • Health care planning for GP appointments
  • Empower you to self-manage your health and wellbeing
  • Group workshops with a focus on understanding, educating and prioritizing your health and wellbeing
  • Providing advocacy and support within a community health setting eg, GP, Hospital, specialist appointments

For more information, or to book an appointment, phone us on 0800 925 242 or call into:
He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre, 92 Spey Street, Level 1, Invercargill
Bluff Medical Centre, 2 Tone Street, Bluff, 03 212 7337

He waka eke noa
We are all in this together

 

 

Our Team

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Stacy Poutasi
Tōku Oranga Health Coach
Nama Sekone-Fraser
Tōku Oranga Community Support Worker