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

Purapura Whetu provide a whānau centred approach, supporting family members to achieve independence.


Professional counselling, creating environments for positive change and enabling people to overcome adversity.

Oranga Day Activities Programme

Programmes are for Children, Youth, Adults and Whānau affected by Mental Health issues. With a weekly timetable of activities.

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

For those aged 13-18 years who may be facing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues. Includes assessment, treatment and support.

Whānau Connect

 This service provides brief intervention and support for whānau who have unmet needs with a focus on Homelessness, Family Violence, Suicide Prevention, and Bullying.


"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