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Purapura Whetu - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori

Today

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Purapura Whetu Trust is a community based kaupapa Māori health and social services provider based in Christchurch.

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. Please see our Mental Health & Addictions Services below or see the Purapura Whetu website for information about our full range of services. Purapura Whetu is also a member of the Youth Addictions and Mental Health Alliance (YAMHA) and can facilitate entry into these additional services, if relevant.

Charges

No fees apply.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 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

Programmes

Whanau Ora Community Support

Purapura Whetu provide a whānau centred approach, supporting family members to achieve independence. We understand that each whānau is unique and needs can vary, so we tailor the support with you. Our mobile team provide regular support to people in the Canterbury area We support whānau with: Kaupapa Māori care, treatment and wellness plans Practical daily living Identifying and achieving goals Access to social, legal, Māori/Iwi and community services Pursuing a healthy lifestyle Finding training and job opportunities Relationship building with friends and family Advocacy

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Supported employment

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals should come via Community Support Services Access Pathway (CAP).

However, referrals can also be made by self/individuals/whānau, Canterbury DHB, general practitioners (GP), health professionals, government organisations or non-government organisations.

To find out more about what we do, contact Purapura Whetu by phone (03) 379 8001 or email office@pw.Māori.nz.

Click here for more information on referral criteria or to complete a referral form.

Description

Purapura Whetu provide a whānau centred approach, supporting family members to achieve independence. We understand that each whānau is unique and needs can vary, so we tailor the support with you.

Our mobile team provide regular support to people in the Canterbury area

We support whānau with:

  • Kaupapa Māori care, treatment and wellness plans
  • Practical daily living
  • Identifying and achieving goals
  • Access to social, legal, Māori/Iwi and community services
  • Pursuing a healthy lifestyle
  • Finding training and job opportunities
  • Relationship building with friends and family
  • Advocacy
Te Hā Waitaha

Purapura Whetu work alongside Te Hā Waitaha “Stop Smoking Canterbury” to promote smokefree whānau. This service is for anybody who is wanting to become Smokefree. Our Stop Smoking Practitioner offers free advice, support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy products (patches, gum and lozenges). We also offer advice on other medications and support. Our Stop Smoking Practitioner is trained to help you to make your quit a success. We offer all kinds of support such as; face-to-face, phone calls, text messaging, and group sessions.

Programme Areas

Smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Face to face smoking cessation, Kaupapa Māori - smoking cessation

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Anyone care register for support from a Stop Smoking Practitioner.

Contact us directly or click here to register online.

Description

Purapura Whetu work alongside Te Hā Waitaha “Stop Smoking Canterbury” to promote smokefree whānau.

This service is for anybody who is wanting to become Smokefree. Our Stop Smoking Practitioner offers free advice, support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy products (patches, gum and lozenges). We also offer advice on other medications and support. 

Our Stop Smoking Practitioner is trained to help you to make your quit a success. We offer all kinds of support such as; face-to-face, phone calls, text messaging, and group sessions. 

Te Oranga Activities Programme

Our day activities programmes are for Children, Youth, Adults and Whānau affected by Mental Health issues. We offer a weekly timetable of activities that change on a term by term basis. The activities we offer focus on supporting whānau to get involved in their community, make friends and improve their health. We run activities that encourage healthy lifestyle, physical activity, creativity and connecting to Te Ao Māori. To become involved in our day activities you must have an assigned community support worker, peer support worker or clinician. For an updated timetable of our programmes running this term please click here.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

To become involved in our day activities you must have an assigned community support worker, peer support worker or clinician.

For further information about our day activities please contact our Programme Coordinators on 021 272 2333 or programme.coordinator@pw.Māori.nz. 

Click here for more information on referral criteria or to complete a referral form.

Description

Our day activities programmes are for Children, Youth, Adults and Whānau affected by Mental Health issues. We offer a weekly timetable of activities that change on a term by term basis.

The activities we offer focus on supporting whānau to get involved in their community, make friends and improve their health. We run activities that encourage healthy lifestyle, physical activity, creativity and connecting to Te Ao Māori.

To become involved in our day activities you must have an assigned community support worker, peer support worker or clinician.

For an updated timetable of our programmes running this term please click here.

Tū Pono Connect

Tū Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau is a whānau-driven movement, enabling a stronger Māori response to reduce and eliminate family harm and violence. The Tū Pono Connect service works with whānau in Canterbury who are vulnerable, socially isolated and alienated from support networks and have unmet needs with a focus on homelessness, family violence, suicide prevention and bullying. Tū Pono Connect workers can: Assist whānau to gain access to health care and social services Assist whānau navigate the health and social service system Support whānau to attend initial appointments Support whānau to identify and address needs impacting on their wellbeing Provide information about resources available in the community and connect whānau with community support services Provide cultural support and link with interpreter services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by self/individuals/whānau, Canterbury DHB, general practitioners (GP), health professionals, government organisations or non-government organisations.

To find out more about what we do, contact Purapura Whetu by phone (03) 379 8001 or email office@pw.Māori.nz.

Click here for more information on referral criteria or to complete a referral form.

Description

Tū Pono: Te Mana Kaha o te Whānau is a whānau-driven movement, enabling a stronger Māori response to reduce and eliminate family harm and violence.

The Tū Pono Connect service works with whānau in Canterbury who are vulnerable, socially isolated and alienated from support networks and have unmet needs with a focus on homelessness, family violence, suicide prevention and bullying.  

Tū Pono Connect workers can:

  • Assist whānau to gain access to health care and social services
  • Assist whānau navigate the health and social service system
  • Support whānau to attend initial appointments
  • Support whānau to identify and address needs impacting on their wellbeing
  • Provide information about resources available in the community and connect whānau with community support services
  • Provide cultural support and link with interpreter services
Te Oriori

Te Oriori is a kaupapa Māori, whānau-centred service for parents/caregivers of tamariki aged 0-7 years. Te Oriori offers different group programmes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Room 4 at The Phillipstown Community Hub. The group welcome all who come, and encourages a sense of belonging, respect and kindness. The programme supports the mental health and wellbeing of tamariki by enhancing the mana of parents/caregivers and empowering them with knowledge, skills and strategies to support them in their role as parent/caregiver.

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Maternal mental health - community support

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Adult / Pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be made by self/individuals/whānau, Canterbury DHB, general practitioners (GP), health professionals, government organisations or non-government organisations.

To find out more about what we do, contact Purapura Whetu by phone (03) 379 8001 or email office@pw.Māori.nz.

Click here for more information on referral criteria or to complete a referral form.

Description

Te Oriori is a kaupapa Māori, whānau-centred service for parents/caregivers of tamariki aged 0-7 years. Te Oriori offers different group programmes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in Room 4 at The Phillipstown Community Hub.

The group welcome all who come, and encourages a sense of belonging, respect and kindness. The programme supports the mental health and wellbeing of tamariki by enhancing the mana of parents/caregivers and empowering them with knowledge, skills and strategies to support them in their role as parent/caregiver.
 
Muslim Wellbeing Team

Our team provides culturally appropriate, multilingual support for families in the Muslim community who have been affected by the March 15th tragedy. We provide a confidential and non-judgmental service focused on the individual needs of each client. Our team empower people in their daily lives, advocate for their needs and are able connect them with relevant agencies if required. Our mobile team will provide support to the Muslim community in the Canterbury area in their home and/or the community. We understand that each situation is unique, so we tailor the support to suit you. We support whānau with: Holistic care, treatment and wellness plans Practical daily living, household management and developing routines Identify your goals and support you with the steps to achieve them Pursue a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and healthy eating Find training, study and job opportunities and support with applications Relationship building with friends and family Connection with the community Access to social, legal and community services Advocacy with social, legal and community services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Kaupapa Māori - mental health, Refugee / migrant

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Referrals can be made through the Purapura Whetu website.

Referrals can be made by:

  • health professionals
  • Imans of the mosques or
  • self/family members
Description

Our team provides culturally appropriate, multilingual support for families in the Muslim community who have been affected by the March 15th tragedy.

We provide a confidential and non-judgmental service focused on the individual needs of each client. Our team empower people in their daily lives, advocate for their needs and are able connect them with relevant agencies if required.

Our mobile team will provide support to the Muslim community in the Canterbury area in their home and/or the community. We understand that each situation is unique, so we tailor the support to suit you.

We support whānau with:

  • Holistic care, treatment and wellness plans
  • Practical daily living, household management and developing routines
  • Identify your goals and support you with the steps to achieve them
  • Pursue a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and healthy eating
  • Find training, study and job opportunities and support with applications
  • Relationship building with friends and family
  • Connection with the community
  • Access to social, legal and community services
  • Advocacy with social, legal and community services

Additional Details

Face to face / Kanohi ki te Kanohi, Child / Tamariki friendly

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Contact Details

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Freephone 0800 4WHETU ( 0800 494 388)

Level 1, 166 Saint Asaph Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

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Level 1, 166 Saint Asaph Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

This page was last updated at 12:04PM on November 30, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Purapura Whetu - Mental Health & Addiction Services.