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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).

Book now!

COVID-19 Update

What you need to know

During all traffic lights, My Vaccine Pass is NOT required for access to essential health care.

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:

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.

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

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.

Latest News and Updates

COVID-19 Alert Level 3

August 31, 2021

Effective 11:59pm Tuesday 31st August 2021, Canterbury will be at Alert Level 3. Purapura Whetu will continue to operate under Level 3, with the same changes to our services that you saw in Level 4. Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub remain closed. Our staff will continue to work…

COVID-19 Alert Level 4

August 18, 2021

WE ARE STILL HERE TO HELP New Zealand is at Alert Level 4 (effective 11:59pm Tuesday 17th August 2021). Canterbury will remain at Level 4 for at least three days. Purapura Whetu continues to operate under Level 4, with the following changes to our services. Our sites at 166 St Asaph Street and the Phillipstown Community Hub…

Testimonials

"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