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He Waka Tapu

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Abuse and Violence Support, Community Health, Kaupapa Māori, Stopping Violence

Today

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

He Waka Tapu is a Kaupapa Māori organisation with a range of programmes and services to help individuals and the community

He Waka Tapu provides support for Whānau and individuals in need of improving their "Te Whare Tapa Wha". Our programmes cater to Taha Wairua (Spiritual Health), Taha Tinana (Physical Health), Taha Hinengaro (Mental Well-Being) and Taha Whānau (Family Health). 

Staff

Our skilled kaimahi (over 100+ staff) are kind and caring individuals with one goal which is to help people and to make our communities stronger.

With a mix of skills from clinicians, whānau support workers, nurses, personal trainers and more we have a huge range of resources at our fingertips.

How do I access this service?

Contact us

Contact us for non judgemental advice and support.

Make an appointment

Referral

Online referrals

He Waka Tapu has a wide range of programmes and services to help both individuals and the community. There is a referral process that must be completed before accessing any services.

Website / App

Charges

No fees apply

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (15 Nov).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori, Samoan

Programmes

Alcohol & Drug Services

We provide the following alcohol and drug services: Te Aratiaia is for assessment and treatment planning for co-existing alcohol and drug and mental health related problems. Takahi te Taniwha programme is designed for whaiora looking at a harm reduction approach to work towards a goal of abstinence. Relapse prevention is a maintenance space where whaiora have opportunities to engage with other people in the community who have been abstinent or have reduced from substances and require that additional support group to kōrero about their journey this far. Mauri Ora Experience is an intensive alcohol and drug residential treatment programme which has rolling access throughout the year. Read more here

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol, Smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Kaupapa Māori (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Residential alcohol & other drug treatment, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Face to face smoking cessation

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Accessing our service is a simple process. A referral form will need to be completed by the organisation you are currently working with or you can call in to 161 Pages Rd Wainoni and complete a self referral. You will be allocated to an appropriate service and kaimahi within 24hrs and we will contact you within 7 days to setup your first appointment.

Referral Form

Description

We provide the following alcohol and drug services:

  • Te Aratiaia is for assessment and treatment planning for co-existing alcohol and drug and mental health related problems.
  • Takahi te Taniwha programme is designed for whaiora looking at a harm reduction approach to work towards a goal of abstinence.
  • Relapse prevention is a maintenance space where whaiora have opportunities to engage with other people in the community who have been abstinent or have reduced from substances and require that additional support group to kōrero about their journey this far.
  • Mauri Ora Experience is an intensive alcohol and drug residential treatment programme which has rolling access throughout the year. Read more here
Te Ha - Quit Smoking

He Waka Tapu has a smoke free coach who is available on week days with flexiblity depending on each individuals situation. This service involves receiving one to one or group smoking cessation sessions where you will set goals, find strategies and achieve mile stones. Time frames are established between the individual and the coach. Free nicotine replacement therapy will be provided to those who are interested in using these products. This is a great effective way to receive support along your journey in becoming smoke free. Our Stop Smoking Practitioners are part of Te Ha – Waitaha network of practitioners.

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Face to face smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori - smoking cessation

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Accessing our service is a simple process. A referral form will need to be completed by the organisation you are currently working with or you can call in to 161 Pages Rd Wainoni and complete a self referral. You will be allocated to an appropriate service and kaimahi within 24hrs and we will contact you within 7 days to setup your first appointment.

Referral Form

Appointment times are suited to your availability Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.

Description

He Waka Tapu has a smoke free coach who is available on week days with flexiblity depending on each individuals situation.

This service involves receiving one to one or group smoking cessation sessions where you will set goals, find strategies and achieve mile stones. Time frames are established between the individual and the coach. Free nicotine replacement therapy will be provided to those who are interested in using these products. This is a great effective way to receive support along your journey in becoming smoke free.

Our Stop Smoking Practitioners are part of Te Ha – Waitaha network of practitioners.

Kia Piki Te Ora - All Ages Māori Suicide Prevention

Our rangatahi and community are important to us and we want to work towards reducing the negative numbers in this space and provide tools and information that helps people strengthen their happy place. If you don't know what to do or where to access supports? Then contact us and we can walk beside you to get the information you need for yourself, your whānau or your friends. We have dedicated kaimahi in this area who are understanding, relatable and accesible. We also work closely with other great organsations to make sure we can offer a wide range of options. There is a lot of info out there and sometimes it can be hard to navigate. Our focus is to provide the information so its uncomplicated and easy to understand. We will check out the other organisations that are providing mental health and well-being services and let you know what they provide, how to access them and you can choose if its the right fit for your situation.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral

Referral Process

If you don't know what to do or where to access support? Want to chat to a professional?  We can arrange that too!  Contact us now on 0800 HE WAKA (43 9252) or email tanith@hewakatapu.org.nz.

Description

Our rangatahi and community are important to us and we want to work towards reducing the negative numbers in this space and provide tools and information that helps people strengthen their happy place.  

If you don't know what to do or where to access supports?  Then contact us and we can walk beside you to get the information you need for yourself, your whānau or your friends.  We have dedicated kaimahi in this area who are understanding, relatable and accesible.  We also work closely with other great organsations to make sure we can offer a wide range of options.

There is a lot of info out there and sometimes it can be hard to navigate.  Our focus is to provide the information so its uncomplicated and easy to understand.  We will check out the other organisations that are providing mental health and well-being services and let you know what they provide, how to access them and you can choose if its the right fit for your situation.

Services Provided

Abuse and violence support

Integrated whānau services: Individual and group programmes are available to learn about your behaviours and ways to keep your whānau safe. Groups consist of kōrero and action-based activities like mau rākau, waka ama, MMA & bread making!

  • Education programmes
  • Information and support
  • Referral to specialist services
  • Support groups

Integrated whānau services: Individual and group programmes are available to learn about your behaviours and ways to keep your whānau safe. Groups consist of kōrero and action-based activities like mau rākau, waka ama, MMA & bread making!

Stopping violence services

We are a family court accredited stopping violence provider here in Christchurch and Ashburton. Our court-directed programmes focus on stopping violence and abuse against others.

We are a family court accredited stopping violence provider here in Christchurch and Ashburton. Our court-directed programmes focus on stopping violence and abuse against others.

Kaupapa Māori
Health screening

Cervical screening

  • Cervical screening

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Phone, Speak with women / wahine, Speak with men / tane, LGBTQIA+ friendly

Parking

Onsite parking available

Region

Canterbury

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

  • Free phone 0800 HE WAKA (43 9252)

161 Pages Road
Wainoni
Christchurch
Canterbury 8061

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Street Address

161 Pages Road
Wainoni
Christchurch
Canterbury 8061

Postal Address

PO Box 150 37
Aranui
Christchurch 8643

This page was last updated at 11:16AM on November 30, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by He Waka Tapu.