Te Tumu Waiora

Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPs) are registered mental health practitioners that work out of General Practices. You can access this free Te Tumu Waiora service through your General Practice and you don’t need to have a GP referral to see a HIP.

HIPs are available to talk with you about your health and wellbeing, problems with your physical health or if you are feeling stressed, worried, or anxious. They are non-judgmental and can help you with things such as:

  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Sleep problems
  • Feeling down, stuck or worried
  • Gender identity and sexual orientation
  • Living with pain
  • Overuse of alcohol or drugs
  • Coping with illness and health conditions such as diabetes, asthma and digestive problems
  • Family and/or parenting challenges
  • Relationship tensions
  • Making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or quitting smoking.

HIPs and Health Coaches support people in the community by facilitating walking groups, advocating for health needs, meeting with whānau or connecting people to other services.

What Te Tumu Waiora Can Do for You

HIP Joni Bradshaw explains what to expect when you visit a health improvement practitioner.

What Te Tumu Waiora Can Do for YouWhat Te Tumu Waiora Can Do for You

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