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Kā Pou Whenua Report - feedback survey open now

Kā Pou Whenua project - MHA Collaborative Design Report for Waitaha & Te Tai Poutini has been released and we are currently seeking feedback. You can find a copy of the report and survey link on the Kā Pou Whenua website. Feedback closes at 5pm April 10th 2023.

Kaupapa Māori Mental Health & Wellbeing Services

Are you experiencing issues affecting your mental health or wellbeing? Or does someone in your whānau need help? 

We are here to help.

We support whānau to get well, stay well, live well, and reach for the stars and beyond.

Combining clinical, cultural, and community support that embrace the Māori view of wellbeing, our services are provided to all ages at no cost, and continue to grow and expand to meet the needs of whānau.

Referrals to most of our services can be made by anyone (e.g. self referral, referral by whānau/friend, referral by a professional such as GP).

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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"My life has been tumultuous this year. These groups have been a safe haven."