Te Tumu Waiora

Te Tumu Waiora means “to head towards wellness”. Te Tumu Waiora is a new team of health professionals – Health Improvement Practitioners (HIPS) and Health Coaches, working within your Primary Care Practice team to help you manage your health and wellbeing.

How much does it cost and tell me more about the appointment?

It is free for people enrolled in Primary Care Practices. Most people get the help they need in a single visit. You may return to learn new skills. The appointment is usually 30 minutes carried out in your general practice.


What do Te Tumu Waiora team members do?

They sit with you, listen to your story, and work with you to help manage your health, work through challenges and developing goals. You leave an appointment with a plan to make change.

Health Improvement Practitioner (HIP)

A Health Improvement Practitioner is a registered health professional that helps you develop skills to make positive behavioural changes for your wellbeing. This may include managing stress, thoughts, feelings and behaviours, sleep, alcohol, and drug problems. A HIP can support children and youth who have behavioural or mental well-being concerns.

Health Coach (HC)

A Health Coach works with you towards your health and wellbeing goals. A Health Coach helps you develop realistic goals and encourages good self-management of your own health and well-being. This may include addressing lifestyle factors such as nutrition, movement, sleep, and stress or linking you in with community groups/support.