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Te Kākano Hauora,
E Iti Noa Na, He Aroha Nui

The seeds of health and wellbeing. Even though these actions may be small when given with love and care significantly contribute to spiritual, physical, mental and social change.

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Whānau centred community support for people with mental health challenges to gain the skills to manage their own lives, maintain wellness, and grow in confidence. 


Our mobile team provide regular, ongoing support to people in their home and/or the community. We understand that each situation is unique so we tailor the support to you.

Waitaha Canterbury region

13+ years old

Anyone over 18 must have a diagnosis of a mental illness

Free service

Referrals can be made by:

- yourself (self referral)

- friends/whānau

- health professionals

Kaupapa Māori care, treatment, and wellness plans

Practical daily living and developing routines

Identifying your goals and supporting you with steps to achieve them

Pursuing a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and healthy eating

Relationship building with friends and whānau

Connection with the hapori / community

Finding study, training, and job opportunities, including support with applications

Support with accessing and advocacy with social, legal, and community services

Access to Māori/Iwi services and support

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Our Tangata


“I'm happy that I got in touch with this service, I enjoy having a support worker. Making new friends and coming to programmes is the best part of my week."


"Te Kākano Hauora is about planting seeds, helping to nurture whānau toward wellness, and supporting them to reach their goals."

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Our Whare

160 Woodham Road, Linwood

Te Kākano Hauora is located in the east of Ōtautahi, not far from Ōtakaro and a few metres across the road from the main entrance to Woodham Park. The space opened in early 2022 and is well utilised, most notably as the home of our Te Oranga Activities programmes.

Contact Us

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm


160 Woodham Road, Linwood

Christchurch 8011

0800 4 WHETU

Send us a message

Ka pai! Thank you for contacting us.

We will be in touch as soon as possible.

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