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

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COVID-19 Update:

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:

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.

Mana Ake

Early intervention and support for teachers, families and whānau when children are experiencing ongoing issues that impact their wellbeing.

Te Māhuri

Adventure therapy program for rangatahi to experience the outdoors and develop a connection to themselves and their peers within a whānau environment.

Latest News and Updates

Covid-19 Vaccine Information

May 11, 2021

Kia ora whānau, “Finally, the COVID-19 vaccination is here, it’s safe and it’s free. This booklet will answer some of your questions about the safety of the vaccination. We want you to have access to easy to understand, scientific information, so we can continue to protect our whānau from Mate Korona – it’s about manaaki…

Hui a Raumati & Christmas Celebration 2020

November 30, 2020

We look forward to seeing you at our Hui a Raumati & Christmas Celebration this Rāmere te 4 Hakihea 2020, at the Phillipstown Community Hub (11am-3pm). Join us for fun, kai and community. There will be plenty of activities to keep all fed and entertained, including: BBQ trucks Ice cream Bouncy castles Soft archery for…


"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