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Purapura Whetu - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Whanau Ora Community Support

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



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.Mā

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


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

Contact Details

Freephone 0800 4WHETU ( 0800 494 388)

Level 1, 166 Saint Asaph Street
Christchurch Central
Canterbury 8011

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Level 1, 166 Saint Asaph Street
Christchurch Central
Canterbury 8011

This page was last updated at 4:18PM on August 19, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Purapura Whetu - Mental Health & Addiction Services.