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

Stop Smoking Clinics at The Hub!

January 25, 2018

FREE Stop Smoking Clinic Every Wednesday Starting January 31st at Phillipstown Community Hub – Room 3 11am – 1pm   Come in and meet Tusi, our friendly Stop Smoking Practitioner and see how he can help you give smoking the flick! No appointments needed Want more information? Visit the website or give Tusi a call on…

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Day Activities Term 1 2018

January 24, 2018

Below you will find information on all of the exciting day activities we have lined up for Term 1.  Challenge yourself to try something new!     If you are interested in attending day activities please go to Our Services page for more information on eligibility criteria. These are the programmes running this term starting…

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Christmas Closure 2017

December 14, 2017

Kia Ora, Please note that Purapura Whetu will be closed from the 23rd December 2017 – 26th December 2017 During the period of 27th December to 12th January we will have a small number of staff available in the office and over the phone to offer support to current clients. Please phone 03 379 8001…

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"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