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Hui a Raumatai 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 hei whakapakiri te whānau, hapori me o hoapiri hoki. See you there!
Hui a Raumati 2022

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:

Te Kākano Hauora (previously Whānau Ora Community Support)

Whānau centred community support assisting those affected by mental health challenges to achieve independence.

Te Oranga Activities

Weekly programmes to improve the wellbeing of whānau affected by mental health challenges.

Te Oriori

Education and support for parents/caregivers with a focus on infant and child mental health.

Te Hā Waitaha – Stop Smoking Canterbury

Purapura Whetu work alongside Te Hā Waitaha - Stop Smoking Canterbury to promote smoke-free whānau.

Manu Ka Rere

Assessment, treatment and support for rangatahi (13-24) who may be facing mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues.

Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi

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.

Te Māhuri

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

Mana Ake

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

Te Whiri Ora

A coordination service that supports agencies to work together with tamariki, rangatahi and whānau to achieve their aspirations.

Pōwhiri

Refugee family support settlement service.

Latest News and Updates

Day Activities Term 4

November 1, 2017

Day Activities have begun for Term 4 and we have an awesome line-up of activities running each day (Mon-Fri) until the 20th December 2017. Challenge yourself to do something new, come along to have fun, meet some awesome people and improve your wellbeing in the process. If you are interested in attending day activities please…

Building Awesome Whanau – Term 4

November 1, 2017

Due to the success of the programme, Purapura Whetu are excited to bring back Awesome Whanau for Term 4! This term we are offering an evening course held over 6 weeks (1 evening per week) and a daytime intensive course. What is Awesome Whanau? Awesome Whanau is a fun, innovative parenting course developed by Toolbox…

Testimonials

"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