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Māori with lived experience share their journeys hope

16 May 2021

Te Kete Pounamu, the National Māori lived experience leadership group and Mana o te Tangata Trust, will launch the ‘Tūmanako’ wellbeing initiative in Palmerston North this Saturday 15th May.

With the support of National Māori Health Organisation Te Rau Ora, Tūmanako is an initiative that brought together Māori with lived experience of mental distress to share their own personal journeys towards health and wellbeing through creative expression, culture, and music. Tūmanako was developed as a response to the psychosocial impacts Covid-19 had on whānau and those with lived experience.

Contributors to the Tūmanako collection will be celebrated at a special event in Palmerston North this weekend. A digital platform of their creations will be launched and shares their personal messages of love for others who were experiencing heightened anxiety through Covid-19. The impact of the Pandemic was most felt by those living with mental distress and this initiative provides hope and understanding for whānau.

The Tūmunako collection is available through an online platform that will go live after the event and through music sharing audio streaming service Spotify. 

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Maria Baker