Physical Health And Wellbeing Support 

Pae Ora Waitaha

  • All ages
  • Available to Māori / Pasifika / CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) / Rural / LGBTQIA+ / those at risk of developing a long term health or lifestyle condition
  • Free service

Pae Ora Waitaha takes a proactive approach to support our community to achieve improved health and wellbeing, and reduce the burden of disease on those with long term health conditions.

A Pae Ora Healthy Lifestyles Connector works alongside whānau to set their own goals towards living a healthy lifestyle. Our whānau ora approach supports whānau to remove barriers for achieving that healthy lifestyle and sustainable intergenerational change.

The service is provided by Waitaha Primary Health, Tangata Atumotu Trust, Whānau Whanake and Purapura Whetu Trust.

Te Hā - Waitaha Smokefree Support

  • All ages
  • Living in the Canterbury region
  • Anyone can register
  • Contact:
  • Free service

Purapura Whetu work alongside Te Hā - Waitaha Smokefree Support to promote smokefree whānau. This service is for anybody who is wanting to become smokefree. If you are pregnant or living with a pregnant person, there is specific support available for you. 

Our Smokefree Practitioner offers free advice, support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy products (patches, gum and lozenges). We also offer advice on other medications and support. 

Our Smokefree Practitioner is trained to help you to make your quit a success. Once you or your whānau register for support, we will contact you to discuss how we can help. We will work with you to set a quit date, and provide ongoing support so you can stay smokefree.

After an initial face-to-face meeting, you can tailor a stop smoking programme that works for you – it could include face-to-face meetings, texting, phone calls, Skype/Zoom, emailing, or attending group sessions. 

Email to get in touch with our Smokefree Practitioner.

Find out how much your smoking is costing you using this calculator from Quitline

Te Māhuri & Te Pia Adventure Therapy

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  • Youth aged 13-24
  • Mountain biking, coasteering, tramping, sea kayaking and many more activities
  • To register your interest in the programme, click the link below and one of our staff will be in touch
  • Contact:
  • Free programme

Purapura Whetu works in partnership with Adventure Specialties Trust to support whānau to flourish through exploration of the natural environment. Te Māhuri provides an opportunity for rangatahi to experience the outdoors and develop a connection to themselves and their peers within a whānau environment.

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Te Tumu Waiora

Te Tumu Waiora - Te Reo for to head towards wellness - is a new way of delivering wellbeing, mental health and addictions support through general practice.

The model puts mental health and wellbeing at the heart of general practice with focused roles, Health Improvement Practitioners and Health Coaches, working as part of the general practice team. This model allows for a 'warm handover' which means that a GP or nurse in the general practice can offer someone who is experiencing mental distress or addiction issues the option of seeing the HIP in the same location quickly – often immediately.

The HIPs and Health Coaches provide advice and support based on individualised goals, promoting self-management and work closely with local community NGO support workers to ensure people can access the full range of help they need.

Te Waharoa

Te Waharoa, is a kaupapa Māori health service based in Waitaha/Christchurch that works with all whānau to achieve wellbeing.

Te Waharoa translates literally as the gateway so if you, your whānau, or your workplace want help to achieve better wellness we will do whatever we can to help you.  If we can't help you we will put you into contact with someone that can.

Please get in contact with us if you think we can help.