Awhi Ora – Walk Alongside Support is a flexible and person-centred wellbeing support service, which supports people to identify and work on the challenges that are important to them. The service is free and provided by mental health NGOs, which specialise in providing community and peer support for people with mental health and wellbeing needs. This community-based support service takes a preventative, early intervention approach, broadening access to people experiencing challenges as well as those with a diagnosed mental health or addictions illness, who are not under secondary care. Awhi Ora – Walk Alongside Support is designed as brief intervention service of less three months.
These supports may be a navigation of social services, advocacy, peer support, coaching, support to develop plans, budgeting and housing support. It may support the person in gaining employment, and improving community or whānau connection, other supports may include;
• Physical health or healthy lifestyle
• Emotional health & mental welling
• Social engagement
• Paid work
• Long term disability
• Money matters
• Family/whānau issues
• Managing drug use, drinking or gambling
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