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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.


Refugee family support settlement service.

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…


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