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Kakakura Health Services

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


Adult Community Support Services

Programme Areas

Mental health, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

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


Canterbury, Southland

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

You are eligible to receive our services if you have the following:         

•  A psychiatric diagnosis,         
•  Are referred by a psychiatric clinician,         
•  Have a current needs assessment,        
•  And are aged 18 years and over.


Established in 1997, this is a community support service that operates in both Ōtautahi (Christchurch) and Murihiku (Invercargill).  Kaiāwhina are trained and supervised mental health support workers who assist people in the community that have a mental illness.  They work alongside takata whaiora (clients), their whānau (family), case managers and others to enable them to regain /maintain wellbeing and move towards a more independent lifestyle.

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 8:04AM on June 29, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Kakakura Health Services.