Kaupapa: Health

"He Pai ki te kōrero" mō ngā mahi taitōkai

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He waea āwhina kei te wātea mā ngā pārurenga o te mahi taitōkai. Ko 'He Pai Ki Te Kōrero' te ingoa o taua waea āwhina e tūwhera ana i ngā haora rua tekau mā whā o ia rā mō te kore utu. Ko ngā kōrero katoa ka noho tapu, ā ko te tautoko i te hunga kua pākia e ngā mahi taitōkai katoa te mea nui.

"He Pai ki te kōrero", ko tā te ratonga nei he aro ki ngā mahi whakarereke, ngā mahi taitōkai me ngā mahi whakapōrearea.

Hei tā te Minita Whakahiato Ora a Carmel Sepuloni, “Safe to talk will support anyone affected by sexual harm including people of all genders and ethnicities who have experienced sexual abuse or harm, those who have committed, or concerned friends and whānau.”

Ko tā Te Minita Hāpai i ngā take Whakahiato Ora a  Peeni Henare, “Ko tēnei momo mate kāre e whāki ki runga marae. Ko te mea nui mō ngā whānau ki roto i ngā kāinga, ka āhei rātau te ringi mai, te kōrero mai i wā rātau take i te tuatahi, ka mutu ko te hiahia kia whakawhānui ake i ngā ratonga hei āwhina atu i a rātau me tēnei haerenga ō rātau.”

Ko ngā kaimahi nei he mātanga i ngā wheako tūkino tāngata. Ao te pō, pō te ao kei konei rātau ki te whakarongo, ki te tautoko, otirā ki te tūtohu i ngā ratonga ki tua. Ka mutu, ka noho muna ngā kōrero.

Ko Tākuta Siale Foliaki te kaiarahi o He Pai te Kōrero, arā hei tāna, “I think people who may not have the courage to step forward and ask for help in a face to face setting, the many channels that we operate allows people to have contact it's fantastic.”

He hautoru o ngā kōhine Māori ka pāngia e ngā wheako taitōkai. Ko Homecare Medical he hinonga nā te Kāwangata i tautoko i runga i te whakatutukinga a ngā mahi whakamātau ki Ōtautahi i te Āperira. Neke atu i te whitu rau ngā tāngata kua whakapā atu.

Ko tā Tākuta Foliaki, “We know that anonimity coudl provide a way for all New Zealanders including Māori and the Pacific community to access a service that they feel would be safe for them to access and so far the numbers represent the numbers that are in the community.”

Ko ngā morehu o ngā mahi whakaaito te aronga matua, heoi kei te tūwhera tonu ki te hunga e whakaaro pōrearea ana, he waru ōrau o rātau kua whakapā atu e pā ki wā rātau ake whanonga.

Hei tā te Tumu ki Homecare Medical aAndrew Slater, “What we really want to do is to make sure that we can encourage those people to reach out before they commit harm and connect them with the specialist services that can help them and that will build far more resilient communities as well.”

Hei tā Slater, kei te whera i ngā ratonga ki ngā huarahi pae pāpori kia whānui ai te kupenga.

Ka taea te whakapā atu ki a He Pai ki te Kōrero i ngā wā katoa mā te wāea ki 0800 044 334, mā te pātuhi ki 4334, mā īmera ki support@safetotalk.nz, mā te pae tukutuku rānei www.safetotalk.nz.safet to