Call our helpline 0800 4 WHETU (0800 4 94388)

Kia haumaru ake te noho ki te kainga - The safest place is at home

Current Service Update: Alert Level 4

Our physical sites are now closed to the public at both 166 St Asaph Street and the Philipstown Hub - all staff are now working remotely.

We are still here to help! 

Our experienced team of nurses, social workers, counsellors and community support workers will be available through our helpline every weekday 9am-5pm. 0800 4 WHETU (0800 4 94388)

Kaupapa Māori Health, Mental Health and Social Services

Are you experiencing issues affecting your mental health? Or does someone in your whānau need help? 

Our experienced team support whānau to get well, stay well, live well, to reach for the stars and beyond. As a kaupapa Māori provider, we combine clinical, cultural and community support into services that embrace the Māori view of wellbeing.

We offer a range of services at no cost for all ages including:

Whānau Ora Community Support

Whānau centred community support work assisting those affected by mental health issues to achieve independence.

Oranga Day Activities Programme

Daily activities to improve the wellbeing of whānau affected by mental health issues.

Tū Pono Connect

Brief intervention and support for whānau who have unmet needs with a focus on homelessness, family violence, suicide prevention, and bullying.

Te Hā Waitaha – Stop Smoking Canterbury

Purapura Whetu work alongside Te Hā Waitaha - Stop Smoking Canterbury to promote smoke-free whānau.

Christchurch Youth Mental Health Service

Assessment, treatment and support for rangatahi (13-18) who may be facing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues.

Te Oriori

Education and support for parents/caregivers with a focus on infant and child mental health.

Muslim Wellbeing

Whānau centred support for Muslim families living in Christchurch.

Transition to Adulthood

Support service for young people in their transition from the care or youth justice system to adulthood.

Latest News and Updates

COVID-19 CEO Update 30/3/2020

March 30, 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa,   Kia haumaru ake te noho ki te kainga! The safest place is at home! I hope everyone is settling into homelife and you and your whānau are safe and well. As you can see our team is at home safe in their bubbles, at their workstations and continuing the work…

 COVID-19 CEO update – 22/03/2020

March 22, 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa,   As the efforts to contain Covid-19 escalate Purapura Whetu is making changes to adhere to the Government’s announcement that we are now at a Risk Level 2.   Alert Level Two is where the disease is contained but the risks are growing because we have more cases. This is when we…


"Following the Christchurch earthquakes, I was affected by post-traumatic stress. I struggled with post-natal adjustment and post-natal depression following the birth of my daughter. My relationship fell apart. 

My daughter began having problems with anxiety, stress and anger and I became concerned that these issues were keeping her from being the happy, healthy little girl she could be. 

In my search for support, I was lucky to find the Purapura Whetu Trust. 

With help from the Trust, my daughter is able to work through and understand her feelings in a way that is age-appropriate and fun. She is excited to attend community activities held by the Trust. 

The Trust has also helped me understand my role as a mother, and supported me to overcome some of the struggles I face as a busy mum. 

The experience has been invaluable to my family. Purapura Whetu has given us the support and advice we need not only survive, but to help us thrive as a family." - Anonymous