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3DHB - Te Whare Marie Specialist Māori Mental Health Service

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


We are a specialist kaupapa Māori mental health service. 

Our service is for anyone who identifies as Māori and is experiencing mental illness, who lives in Wellington, Porirua or Kāpiti and wants to engage in a cultural and clinical pathway of healing.


Specialist Māori Mental Health Service

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health



Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

All referrals should go through Te Haika - 0800 745 477, our 24/7 contact centre.

It’s best you are referred by your GP because they know you and understand your health. However, you can contact Te Haika - 0800 745 477, yourself if you prefer to.

We are not a crisis service. If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs urgent help, please contact Te Haika - 0800 745 477 first.


We are a specialist kaupapa Māori mental health service. We provide the same care as mainstream mental health services, complemented by Māori cultural concepts and pathways of health.

We have two teams:

  • Tamariki, rangatahi me o ratou whānau (0 to 19 years old)
  • Pakeke me kaumātua whānau (20 to 65 years).

We use Māori interventions in a therapeutic environment, which utilises a strengths-based approach that helps many of our tangata whaiora achieve their aspirations.

We continuously work to include whānau in sustainable recovery from mental illness, combining Māori cultural concepts with western clinical models of mental health care.

To provide tools for people to better manage stress and mitigate their problems, we promote the use of cultural practices and frameworks to empower individuals and whānau who enter our service. These are used alongside clinical interventions including but not limited to:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • dialectal behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR)..

We provide tautoko (support) and education with understanding and managing an individual’s journey to recovery.


Our whānau includes administrators, Kaumātua, a cultural therapist, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, a child psychotherapist, an occupational therapist, nurses, a support worker and a consumer advisor.


To find out if you are eligible for healthcare funding, please see the Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service website.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Wellington Anniversary (24 Jan), Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct).


There is a large car park outside the centre.

Contact Details

30 Kenepuru Drive
Puketiro Centre
Wellington 5022

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Street Address

30 Kenepuru Drive
Puketiro Centre
Wellington 5022

Postal Address

Kenepuru Community Hospital
PO Box 50215
Porirua 5240

This page was last updated at 3:02PM on July 2, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by 3DHB - Te Whare Marie Specialist Māori Mental Health Service.