Find out more about Te whare tapa whā and what makes up the four walls of wellbeing.
Our Wellbeing hub will give you simple and effective tips and ideas to strengthen your hauora (health and wellbeing). It also has information on support including where to get advice and how to access professional services.
To help us look after ourselves and our whānau we can use Te whare tapa whā, a holistic Māori health model that represents wellbeing as a wharenui. The wharenui has four cornerstones or walls for us to care for:
- Taha tinana – physical wellbeing
- Taha hinengaro – mental wellbeing
- Taha whanāu – family, community, and social wellbeing
- Taha wairua – spiritual wellbeing.
Learn more about Te whare tapa whā and how to support our wharenui walls from the pages linked to below. You can also find information about the Pasifika Fonofale health model.
The Fonofale model is a Pasifika model of health which promotes a holistic view for the health of Pasifika people.
Looking after our physical health is important for our overall sense of wellbeing.
Just like our physical health, we need to take care of our mental and emotional wellbeing.
Having strong, healthy connections with others is one of the best ways to maintain our wellbeing.
Acknowledging who we are and the strength of our connections with people and places that are dear to us help feed and nurture our wellbeing.
If you or one of your whānau or friends need mental health support or information right now you can contact one of the free helpline services listed on this page.