Adapted from Te Whare Tapa Whā, which looks at the four dimensions of wellbeing: Physical, Spirituality, Connectedness, and Mental & Emotional health.
Taha Whānau – Family Health
Our families and our communities provide a sense of belonging, and support and are the backbone of strong, resilient individuals. Belonging to family and community allows us to learn, to grow and to experience the ups and downs of life without becoming unwell.
Many people are well supported and use their family to provide care and sustain them when things don’t go so well in life. Others use a strong community of friends to do this instead.
No matter who is your ‘family’ or whanāu, staying connected is a good way of protecting yourself from stress and distress even during the ‘down’ times.
Questions to facilitate check in discussions with your team members:
At what points this week did you connect with others? In what context?
What moments of connection did you enjoy the most? What was it about it that you liked?