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South Canterbury DHB - Hauora Māori Mental Health

Mental Health & Addictions Service, Kaupapa Māori


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Crisis assistance is provided outside these hours by the South Canterbury DHB - Triage, Assessment, Crisis & Treatment Team (TACT). Call 0800 277 997.


Hauora Māori Mental Health

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Kaupapa Māori

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD), Non-acute specialist mental health community services, Kaupapa Māori - mental health


South Canterbury

Age Groups

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

DHB clinical services

Referral Process

The Hauora Māori team community support workers are available to Māori who are already recieving Mental Health or Addiction service care within South Canterbury DHB and would like additional cultural support.


The Hauora Māori team are located in the Kensington Centre and provide cultural care to service users who identify as Māori. They assist with the well being of tangata whaiora and their whānau by providing cultural assessments and supporting recovery through the Te Whare Tapa Whā model. They can also assist tangata whaiora with the process of reconnecting with their whānau, iwi and hapū if this is requested.

 A special room in the Kensington building (Te Whare Tiaki Mahana) is available for whānau meetings, if required.

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Corner of High Street and Queen Street

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Corner of High Street and Queen Street

This page was last updated at 10:13AM on September 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by South Canterbury DHB - Hauora Māori Mental Health.