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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.

Mental health screening

Assessment and support

Latest News and Updates

Day Activities Term 4

November 1, 2017

Day Activities have begun for Term 4 and we have an awesome line-up of activities running each day (Mon-Fri) until the 20th December 2017. Challenge yourself to do something new, come along to have fun, meet some awesome people and improve your wellbeing in the process. If you are interested in attending day activities please…

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Building Awesome Whanau – Term 4

November 1, 2017

Due to the success of the programme, Purapura Whetu are excited to bring back Awesome Whanau for Term 4! This term we are offering an evening course held over 6 weeks (1 evening per week) and a daytime intensive course. What is Awesome Whanau? Awesome Whanau is a fun, innovative parenting course developed by Toolbox…

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