Māngere Integrated Community Health

We, the Māngere community, have ideas for developing and maintaining our health and wellness. These ideas are an important expression of the power of community leadership.

Follow the link to see a summary of other community concerns

Working actively on our health and wellness

The call is for health and others professionals to work with us on community ideas and community-led initiatives. We don’t want more agency programmes where we are simply passive recipients.

These are some of our ideas:

  • Positive parenting programmes for migrant groups.
  • Support groups for solo mothers and other parents. These groups would reflect on the issues of drugs and alcohol, among other things.
  • Endorse and encourage healthy activities that Māngere people currently do – walking, bowls, exercise classes, swimming, going to the gym and playing sport. We want to learn how to make healthy eating enjoyable and interesting.
  • We are interested in body ‘warrants of fitness’ at different stages of life.
  • We want to increase our first aid skills and have more confidence to apply them.
  • Acupuncture, physiotherapy and chiropractor services which would be coordinated in general practices.

When these and other community-led initiatives are worked through with our communities, people will be more confident in showing leadership and offering direction.