Nau mai haere mai! Welcome to our website. Healing Innovation Hub (Te Roopu Tiaki Ora) is a Maaori-led charity organization (CC57432) founded in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2020 with the mission to promote holistic mental health and well-being through innovative, holistic, and indigenous approaches and to encourage a rethink of mental health for better long-term outcomes.
What’s our WHY for establishing this charity organisation? Our Board Member/CEO, Adele Hauwai, was experiencing mental distress due to childhood traumas throughout her younger years. She became suicidal in 2018, even to the extent of briefly staying in a mental health clinic.
It was during that moment that she learnt from firsthand experience the systematic racism within the New Zealand health system, breaching Human Rights according to their Treaty of Waitangi in this space. She witnessed firsthand the poor treatments clients received while dealing with mental distress.
After being released from that hospital, her & her team of Trustees founded this charity organisation, promoting holistic health & wellbeing using indigenous therapy & innovation. Since that year, this charity became a legal entity in 2020 & has grown & flourished in both New Zealand and Australia.
- WORLD INDIGENOUS BUSINESS FORUM 2021 – Stall holders
- WORLD INDIGENOUS SUICIDE PREVENTION CONFERENCE 2021 - ‘Breaking cycles of abuse & suicide – heal, innovate, inspire’ - Dr Derek Chong & Adele Hauwai - presenters