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Purapura Whetu - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Tū Pono Connect

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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



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

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


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

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 1:57PM on October 19, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Purapura Whetu - Mental Health & Addiction Services.