Community Partners
Hapori whānui

Due to the current COVID-19 environment providers will be changing the way they deliver their services.

The Mana Ake initiative is delivered by 12 NGO providers who operate locally in Canterbury and North Canterbury.


As Aotearoa’s largest children’s charity, our strength is in the breadth and depth of support we offer. Whatever a child’s needs, we will strive to meet them. Our experience and expertise mean our services make a positive, long-lasting difference to children’s lives.

Christchurch Methodist Mission

Through the generosity of donors and funders we provide programmes and services that help those in need and empower those who need support – irrespective of age, ethnicity or religion. We work with the youngest members of our community at Aratupu through to the oldest at WesleyCare. We support families in need and help build resilient and responsive communities. We provide a voice for those who need one and homes to those without one.

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust supports local families to reach their full potential through free wellbeing services, offered across the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts.

We support families for free

Our support for families focuses on enhancing strengths, removing barriers and helping people meet life’s challenges. We also look for opportunities to build on the good work being done by groups in our local community.

Family Help Trust

‘Family Help Trust, established in 1990, has focused on ‘breaking the cycle’ of family harm and deprivation and improving the safety and wellbeing of young children in the Canterbury community. We do this through our child abuse-prevention services for ‘high-risk’ families and our HIPPY programmes. Our early-intervention services are home-based, intensive, long-term, family and child-focused’. 

Family Works

Family Works Upper South Island delivers social services for children and families from north of the Rangitata River to Cook Strait. We offer counselling and social work support, along with a range of group programmes to support children and families to learn, grow and thrive. We also partner with others to prevent family violence and strengthen communities.

He Waka Tapu

He Waka Tapu is the largest kaupapa Maori health service in Te Waipounamu (South Island) located in Eastside of Otautahi (Christchurch). We work with whānau using Tikanga Māori and the values of our culture to identify what they really want out of life.

Hornby Presbyterian Community Trust

HPCT is a faith based organisation that operates Te Whare Awhero (Hope House), Horizon’s OSCAR & other community services at the grassroots to bring hope.

Kaikoura Health

Our friendly and professional team provide primary health care to residents, families, businesses and visitors to Kaikoura and the surrounding area. This includes services provided by our Mental health and Wellbeing team who provide services within the community.

Purapura Whetu

Are you experiencing issues affecting your mental health? Or does someone in your whānau need help?

Our experienced team support whānau to get well, stay well, live well, to reach for the stars and beyond. As a kaupapa Māori provider, we combine clinical, cultural and community support into services that embrace the Māori view of wellbeing.

Stand Children’s Services

Our services include our nationwide Stand for Children Service (which is inclusive of the therapeutic care and education component delivered in our children’s villages) therapeutic social work services delivered in home based and school based settings, family therapy, and a holiday programme for caregivers, including grandparents and foster parents.


We provide social and community services for young people aged 10 to 25 years and their family. Our Mana Ake services sit alongside a comprehensive range of youth mental health and wellbeing services that support young people towards growth and development.

Our broader range of services include social work support and education services for young parents, youth Reintegration and Adventure Therapy programmes as well as our onsite ECE centre Little Owls Preschool.  

Youth Alive Trust

We are a Youth and whānau support agency based at Grace Vineyard Beach Campus in New Brighton. We have worked for over 30 years on the East of Christchurch, running a wide variety of programmes, clubs, groups, events and various supports for hundreds of people each week.  

Supported by

Te Whatu Ora Canterbury
Canterbury Clinical Network
Ministry Of Education
Ministry Of Health