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(0800 4 94388)
Kia haumaru ake te noho ki te kainga - The safest place is at home
Canterbury is at 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, including information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
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:
Latest News and Updates
The first issue of our brand new newsletter, Te Wahanui, is out now – view it here! If you’d like to receive future issues by email, you can subscribe here.
Kia ora whānau, We are delighted to launch our brand new newsletter, Te Wahanui, which will be released on a quarterly basis with each season. Our Hōtoke (Winter) issue will be out soon. Stay up to date with our news, updates, services, events, stories and more. You can subscribe to Te Wahanui with your name…
"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