He aha ai? – Why we love it
We love Mason Durie's Te Whare Tapa Whā Māori health model because it encapsulate the whole of a person, keeping them at the centre. In terms of wellbeing, Te Whare Tapa Whā connects what we know in terms of the science of mental health and what makes a positive difference - e.g. connecting, learning, keeping active and taking notice (being mindful and present) and includes these as foundational parts of a person (whare) and who they are - taha tinana, taha hinengaro, taha wairua, taha whānau and whenua.
Why we love it? What's not to love!