Self-management for people with long-term health conditions - Whakamana Hauora

Whakamana Hauora is a self-management course developed by Stanford University.

This FREE course is open to anyone with any long-term health condition, as well as whanau and caregivers of people with a long-term condition. Courses are held around Whangarei and in Dargaville and run for one 2.5 hour session each week for 6 weeks. Help with transport can be provided.

At the course, two leaders will guide the group through the topics. Participants do some listening, some learning, and some talking (if they want to).

Topics covered include:

  • managing stress
  • sleeping well
  • eating well
  • being active
  • managing medication
  • communicating with health professionals
  • problem-solving
  • decision making
  • action planning, and more.

Course dates for 2018:

  • Tuesdays starting 13 February - 20 March, 10am to 12.30pm at Manaia Health PHO
  • Tuesdays starting 10 April - 15 May, 10am to 12.30pm at Manaia Health PHO
  • Tuesdays starting 12 June - 17 July, 10am to 12.30pm at Manaia Health PHO
  • Mondays starting 6 August - 10 September, 1pm to 3.30pm at Manaia Health PHO
  • Thursdays starting 4 October - 8 November, 10am to 12.30pm at Manaia Health PHO

Weekend and evening courses can be arranged - please contact us for information.

To book, or to find out more, please contact Glenys Bucknell on 09 438 1015 or by email to

Click here to view the course brochure.