Management Team


Karaitiana Tickell

Kaiwhakahaere Matua

Dean Te Hae

Business Quality Manager

Sophie O'Grady

Kairuruku - Office Manager
Izzhy (1)

Izzhy Tai

Kaitātari - Office Manager

Kaupapa Māori Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Are you experiencing issues affecting your mental health? Or does someone in your whānau need help?

Our Services

We support whānau to get well, stay well, live well, and to reach for the stars and beyond.

  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Kaupapa Māori, clinical, non-clinical
  • All ages and stages of life
  • Individuals and whānau
  • Support with healthy lifestyles, life skills, parenting, school
  • Coaching, counselling, therapy
  • Group programmes, social and community events
  • Outdoor adventure therapy
  • Smoking, alcohol and other drugs (AoD)
  • Programmes for those in or transitioning from Oranga Tamariki care, Youth Justice, Prison
  • Support for Muslim and refugee communities
  • Help connecting to other services, advocacy
  • Cultural support and activities (Te Ao Māori, rongoā, waiata, raranga and more)
  • COVID-19
  • Free
  • Waitaha Canterbury













"Purapura Whetu is... a space that has welcoming and caring people, so (it's) a place I look forward to going to." - Anonymous

"I am making closer connections with the people I see more frequently, giving me a good sense of well being and starting to feel, in myself, a bit more valued." - Anonymous

..."my life has been tumultuous this year. These groups have been a safe haven." - Anonymous

Latest News & Updates

Hui a Raumati 2022

November 17, 2022

We are excited to invite you to Hui a Raumati 2022 – a summer party for the community! Haere mai ki te Spencer Park on Friday 16th December from 11am-3pm. There will be entertainment, kai, spot prizes and more for the whole whānau to enjoy! Ko te tikanga o te whanaungatanga kia honoa kotahi tātou…

KOWHEORI: Covid-19 Update: Life at Orange

July 12, 2022

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