Here Toitū is an empowering service that helps you recognise your potential to achieve your goals and aspirations by helping you find and maintain meaningful work, study or volunteer experience, improving your wellbeing and whānaungatanga.
The Here Toitū dedicated support team will help you to:
- Identify your strengths and how to use them
- Find employment
- Assist you with volunteering or study goals
- Access health and fitness providers to improve your wellbeing
- Connect with local support providers
This service is completely free and is available for people living in the Christchurch region who are having health issues, are on a Ministry of Social Development benefit and have a medical certificate or will be on a medical certificate, and are motivated to return to work.
A Kaimanaaki (Health Navigator) is able to assist you for up to 12 months so you can feel supported to make and sustain the goals that you are working towards.
Supporting you to achieve your goals
A Kaimanaaki will walk alongside you on your journey and help you set your goals and aspirations. These can be anything that is important to you and your whānau whether that’s for your health, wellbeing, learning or work.
They will then help link you with services and organisations that will help you achieve your goals as well as connecting you with members of the Here Toitū kaimahi (team) to help you with things such as budgeting and finances.
To be able to join Here Toitū you must be:
- 18 – 64 years old
- Have or be obtaining a medical certificate
- Currently receiving a Ministry of Social Development benefit
- Have a GP
Meet the Here Toitū kaimahi
To learn more about our team members, click on their profiles below.
Connect with the Here Toitū service
There are a number of ways you can connect with Here Toitū. We would love to hear from you!
Talk to your health provider (GP, Practice Nurse, Māori Health Provider) and ask them to refer you to Here Toitū. Alternatively you can get in touch with us directly using the form below and a member of our team will get in contact with you.
Free phone: 0508 437 386
Here Toitū is delievered in partnership between Pegasus Health and the Ministry of Social Development.