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Purapura Whetu - Mental Health & Addiction Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service


Muslim Wellbeing Team

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



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

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

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.