Call our helpline: 0800 4 WHETU
(0800 4 94388)
Kia haumaru ake te noho ki te kainga - The safest place is at home
Māui Clinic @ South City
Make a booking for you and your whānau to be vaccinated against COVID-19 at South City Shopping Centre.
The clinic is a collaboration between Purapura Whetu, He Waka Tapu and the CDHB (Canterbury District Health Board).
What you need to know
Purapura Whetu continues to operate under as below.
- We are accepting new referrals.
- Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub are open, as well as our Māui Clinic.
- Some group programmes and face to face sessions have been modified or remain cancelled until further notice. Please check back for updates.
- Our staff can support whānau via face to face, phone, and video calling.
- Our free helpline 0800 4 WHETU is available Mon to Fri 8:30am-4:30pm.
If you visit our sites, please follow these guidelines.
- Stay at home if you are unwell and get advice from your GP or Healthline.
- Scan in and sign in and out of our sites.
- Wear a face covering.
- Keep 2 metres apart from others.
- Practice good hygiene - wash your hands regularly, cough and sneeze into your elbow.
Other useful information:
- In an EMERGENCY, CALL 111.
- COVID-19 information for New Zealand
- General health advice (0800 611 116)
- COVID-19 health advice (0800 358 5453)
- COVID-19 vaccination advice (0800 28 29 26)
- COVID-19 vaccination information
- My Vaccine Pass
- Preparing to self-isolate
- COVID-19 symptoms
- COVID-19 testing in Canterbury
- What to do if you have COVID-19
- COVID-19 welfare phone line (0800 512 337) Food and essential items, mobile data so you can keep in contact with friends and whānau, support for personal care and daily tasks, talking to your employer if you are worried about leave or pay, mental health support, support with family or sexual violence.
- Foodbanks in Canterbury
- Pātaka Kai free open street pantries
- Financial support
- 1737 - Need to talk? Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You’ll get to talk to (or text with) a trained counsellor. This service is completely free.
- Youthline (0800 37 66 33) Free call for 24/7 support. Free TXT 234 between 8am and midnight. Email email@example.com.
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
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Effective 11:59pm Tuesday 7th September 2021, Canterbury will be at Alert Level 2. Purapura Whetu will continue to operate under Level 2 as below. Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub will re-open. Most staff will return to work at our sites and some staff will continue to work remotely. All…
"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