Self-Management course for people with long-term health conditions - Whakamana Hauora

Date and Time: 
Repeats every week until Tue Nov 08 2016 .
Tue, 04/10/2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 11/10/2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 18/10/2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 25/10/2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 01/11/2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Tue, 08/11/2016 - 5:30pm - 8:00pm

This is a 6-week self-management course for anyone with any long-term health condition. We cover a broad range of tools that you can learn to manage your condition, including: managing stress, eating well, being active, decision-making, problem-solving, communicating with your health providers, and lots more. The groups are small (6-12 people) and you're welcome to bring whanau or a friend along with you. We can provide support with transport too.
Course venue is Manaia PHO, 28-30 Rust Ave, Whangarei.

Tania Knight

Practice Manager -Northland Primary Youth Health Service

John Sapwell

Contract Manager

Prior to joining Manaia Health PHO I worked for a Rural Retailer for 13 years as a System Engineer. I have acquired a variety of skills and knowledge during my working life that I bring to Manaia PHO. My mother, sister and wife are registered nurses who have worked in the community and primary health in Northland so now my working in the health environment feels like a good fit.
Present Role

New CEO Appointed!

Kia ora koutou

On behalf of the Manaia Health PHO Board  I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Donovan Clarke (Ngati Hine, Waikato-Tainui) as our new CEO.  Donovan is excited about joining Manaia Health PHO as Chief Executive and we are just as excited he is coming home to Northland. 

Ross Osborne

Area of Expertise: 
Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Personal Relationships, Family Issues, Work-related Issues, Financial Concerns, Success Planning
027 496 5402 /

B.Soc.Sci, PGDip.Couns, Dip.Tchg, Cert.Supervision, MNZAC

I have a background 32 years in education, with 13 of these years as a School Counsellor. I have also worked as a counsellor in private practice for nine years.

NEW! Whangarei Primary & Community Nursing Model of Care

During 2015 / 2016 consultation occurred with nurses and consumers about the future model of nursing in the community. As a consequence a new model has emerged which has recently been sanctioned as one of the components of the Neighbourhood Healthcare Homes change process. The new model will commence in Whangarei as the first ‘tranche’ and rolled out to the rest of Northland over the next two years.

For further enquiries phone: Mary Carthew 021 2724072

Position Statements

Manaia Health PHO’s position statements are used to inform the PHO’s response to submissions and media enquiries, and in other contexts where we want to state ‘the Manaia Health PHO view’.  All media enquiries should be referred to the CEO.

Bonnie Payne

Area of Expertise: 
addiction, depression, anxiety, trauma and CBT
Contact: or call 09-393-1077

I graduated in 2003 with a Masters degree in counselling and hold many post graduate hours in Counselling Psychology at a doctoral level. An American by birth, I am a Kiwi by choice (married to a Kiwi) and have called Whangarei home for over seven years. I operate my own private counselling practice called The Grace Centre, in the Tui Medical Centre complex at 425 Maunu Rd.

Anna Wilson

Area of Expertise: 
sexual abuse, depression, grief, stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, behavioural issues with children, issues of faith

I have been in private practice since 2012 and enjoy listening and talking to people of all ages, including children.  I am registered with ACC and work with sexual abuse, depression, grief, stress, anxiety, trauma, anger, behavioural issues with children, issues of faith and more.

Graz Amber

Area of Expertise: 
relationships, Trauma, loss, abuse and disrespect
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