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

COVID-19 Update:

Effective 11:59pm Monday 21st September 2020, Canterbury moved to Alert Level 1.

Purapura Whetu is currently operating all services, with additional health and safety measures in place. Please click here to find out more about what we are doing and how you can help keep our community safe and well.

Don’t forget that our 0800 4 WHETU helpline is here to support you, please call us if you have any questions or concerns.

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.

Te Oranga Activities

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.

Community 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.

Whānau Ora Navigator

Supporting whānau to achieve their aspirations, including goal setting and helping to connect them with other services.

Latest News and Updates

Service Update 20 May 2020

May 20, 2020

Tēnā koutou e ngā ringa rehe, e ngā ringa raka i tu kaha ai ki te mahi pono rawa! Ara, mahia te mahi! Tihei Mauri ora! It is a reassuring to see that the COVID -19 pandemic approach is going positively in Aotearoa, and that we are moving through the alert levels in a predictable…

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…


"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