Our Services

Te Oriori offers a range of free services including whānau support, counselling, therapy, and weekly programmes. 

Whānau Support

About Whānau Support

Our experienced social and community support workers are here to provide personalised mental health and wellbeing support to parents, caregivers and tamariki.

 

How to access Whānau Support

If you are new to Te Oriori, simply complete a Referral Form and one of our kaimahi will be in touch. 

If you are already enrolled with Te Oriori, please Contact Us or reach out to any of our kaimahi who will be able to arrange the appropriate support for you.

Counselling & Therapy

About Counselling & Therapy

Our counselling and therapy is tailored to the needs of each whānau and is available for infant, child, adolescent and adult, including play therapy and art therapy.

 

How to access Counselling & Therapy

If you are new to Te Oriori, simply complete a Referral Form and one of our kaimahi will be in touch. 

If you are already enrolled with Te Oriori, please Contact Us or reach out to any of our kaimahi who will be able to arrange the appropriate support for you.

Weekly Programmes

About our groups

Te Oriori provides a safe space for parents, caregivers and their tamariki to engage and learn in a range of activities during term time. Please refer to our current timetable below. Activities change throughout the year to adapt to the needs of whānau. If you have any suggestions, please let us know!

We provide the space, resources, kai and facilitators for all of our groups. Please remember our ethos – doing and being with our tamariki, growing and learning together. We ask that while you participate in our activities, please ensure you are available to meet the needs of your tamariki.

Individual support

If you attend our groups and need extra support, please reach out to any of our kaimahi so that we can help connect you with the appropriate person or service. See Whānau Support and Counselling & Therapy above.

Feedback

To help ensure our group programmes meet the needs of whānau, we conduct a survey at the end of each term to gather feedback. Keep an eye out for the survey on our Facebook group, or let our kaimahi know if you’d prefer to receive it by SMS or email. 

Facebook Group

Our Facebook group is called ‘Te Oriori Purapura Whetu’. It is a private group for enrolled whānau that is managed by our kaimahi. If you don’t use Facebook, please talk with us about how we can keep you informed of our news and updates.

How to access Weekly Programmes

If you are new to Te Oriori, simply complete a Referral Form and one of our kaimahi will be in touch. You are welcome to attend any of our ‘Open groups’ to see what they are all about and ask us questions before you enrol.

If you are already enrolled with Te Oriori, you are welcome to attend any of our ‘Open groups’. 

For ‘Limited spaces’ and ‘Closed groups’, please get in touch with the contact person noted below.

*Room 4 is located at the Phillipstown Community Hub, 39 Nursery Road, Christchurch.

School Holidays

Whānau enrolled with Te Oriori will be provided with information for any activities during the school holidays.

Term 2 Timetable (2022)

Rāhina

Piri Poho
Baby group (under 2’s)

Mon 10:30 – 1
*Room 4

Designed for pēpi under two years of age. We welcome your preschool aged tamariki to join us.

Open group, haere mai!

Contact: Polly

Rātu

Raranga – Beginners
Weaving workshop 

Tues 9:30 – 11
*Room 4 with Mihi & Toni

Engage in raranga with your tamariki and share learning in a nuturing environment.

See intermediate group below.

Limited spaces.

Contact: Polly

Raranga – Intermediate
Weaving workshop 

Tues 12 – 1:30 
*Room 4 with Mihi & Toni

Engage in raranga with your tamariki and share learning in a nuturing environment.

See beginners group above.

Limited spaces.

Contact: Polly

Rāapa

Te Taiao
Explore the indoors

Weds 11:30 – 2:30 
Various locations with Polly

Come and enjoy our indoor programme with your tamariki.

May 4 – *Room 4 (Surprise!)
May 11 – Tūranga Library
May 18 – Christchurch Museum
May 25 – Air Force Museum
Jun 1 – *Room 4 (Special Guest)
Jun 8 – Tūranga Library
Jun 15 – Christchurch Museum
Jun 22 – Air Force Museum
Jun 29 – *Room 4 (Special Guest)
July 6 – *Room 4 (Pampering Day)

Open group, haere mai!

Contact: Polly

Rāpare

Mana Reo 
Te Reo Māori class for parents & caregivers

Thurs 11 – 12
(Beginners)
*Room 4 with Huhana

An opportunity to learn the Māori language. Learn new kupu to use in your whare with your tamariki and whānau. 

See below for our tamariki session, Tipu Reo, which runs alongside Mana Reo.

Limited spaces.

Contact: Polly

Tipu Reo
Te Reo Māori class for tamariki

Thurs 11 – 11:30
*Room 4 with Rose

Promoting te reo Māori through waiata, pūrākau, and activities with tamariki of parents and caregivers attending Mana Reo.

Limited spaces.

Contact: Polly

Rāmere

He Raukura
Healing group

Fri 11 – 1
166 St Asaph St with Te Rina

A space for whānau who are experiencing grief and loss to come together and share their pūrākau. 

Stages of grief are gently discussed to support the beginning of each individuals healing journey. 

Definitions of the different stages of grief and emotions are discussed to support each individuals understanding through their journey. 

Limited spaces.

Contact: Te Rina

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Te Oriori is provided by Purapura Whetu Trust.
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