RUAPEHU WELLNESS CENTRE PROJECT
Transforming Health Systems into Wellness Systems
We started Ruapehu Wellness Centre Project from the communities aspirations as outlined in the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation to access better health services to support their overall wellbeing.
The community no longer wants just a western medical system with singular siloed providers not working together to care for the local population.
They see the potential of integrating all services, and having available more traditional and natural remedies for self-care as a solution to support the overall wellness of everybody who lives in the shadow of the majestic Mt Ruapehu.
Ruapehu is the source. He is wellbeing. We will learn from his teachings to realise a Ruapehu Wellness Centre that cares entirely for all families in Ruapehu by co-designing together a new Ruapehu way - a collective pathway to wellness that we will naturally journey through at different pace in different states - and that's ok!.
The Ruapehu Wellness Centre will be a facility where all health, social and wellbeing services will operate from, for our entire southern Ruapehu population.
It will be the one stop shop for all things health and wellbeing making it easier for whānau to access everything under one roof.
This co-location will be the foundations of a community-inspired model of care that all service providers will implement together.
Ultimately we want to create the conditions where whānau are leading their own care, sustaining their wellbeing by accessing any kind of service that they want including both western AND natural/indigenous/ancient practices of wellbeing.