Mitey Children Have Mana
The Mana Model
At its heart, Mitey is guided by the principles of the Mana Model. It is the foundation of our approach which recognises that children will improve their ability to gain knowledge and skills for positive mental health, and can thrive, if the five components of the Mana Model play a part in their lives.
The Mana Model (MacFarlane, Webber, Cookson Cox, McRae, 2014) identifies five personal, family, school and community components which children need in order to thrive. These five components have been intersected with four key areas of wellbeing to form Mitey's unique New Zealand approach to mental health education.
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How it works
Mitey is a New Zealand specific, Years 1-8 approach to embedding mental health education in both teaching and learning. It is evidence based, will align to your school's culture and values and is supported by a wide range of curriculum based resources. Teachers have ongoing support from a dedicated, free Mitey coach.