We are keen to collaborate with whānau to create stories about journeys towards whānau ora (wellness and connectedness) and ceasing offending. In this post, we explore what participation in the project would look like.

He kohikohinga pūrākau whānau (whānau stories)

If you are over 18 years old and have previously experienced incarceration, mental distress and/or addiction, we would love to collaborate with you in co-creating a story with us.

Each whānau story will have a specific focus on ‘stories of success’. Whānau across the Aotearoa can share stories of the turning points in their lives, and what helped and hindered their journey towards whānau ora (wellbeing and connectedness) and desistence from offending.

Guided by tikanga Māori we use a whanaungatanga approach of relationships, building trust and rapport with you and your whānau. Further support is on hand should you find it difficult to tell your story.

The collection of whānau stories will contribute to the overall solution-focused recommendations that we will present to national stakeholders at hui in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

If you would like more information or a chat with us, please get in touch with a member of our co-design rōpu by completing the following form.

This project has been approved by the Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee on 14th May 2019, AUTEC Reference number 19/105 and 19/106. Participants cannot be facing current charges or be before the court or currently in a residential or inpatient mental health and addiction service.

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