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Individual Wellbeing Support

We offer culturally responsive, multilingual support for families in the Muslim community of Ōtautahi Christchurch. Our service is confidential, non-judgemental, and focused on the individual needs of each client. 

To provide Individual Wellbeing Support, we match you with a Wellbeing Practitioner who is best suited to your cultural and language needs. Your Wellbeing Practitioner will complete an assessment to identify your current needs and work with you to create a plan towards your goals.

Your wellbeing plan will reflect on your physical, mental, spiritual, and social wellbeing. 

Your wellbeing goals could involve:

  • Pursuing a healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and healthy eating 

  • Relationship building with friends and family  

  • Connection with the community 

  • Connecting with community groups and programmes to enhance wellbeing 

  • Finding study, training, and employment opportunities including support with applications 

  • Connecting with your faith 

  • Access to social, legal, health and community services  

  • Advocacy with social, legal, health and community services


Meet our Muslim Wellbeing Practitioners

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Ki te kotahi te kākaho ka whati, ki te kāpuia, e kore e whati.

When a reed stands alone it can easily break, but when bound together it is unbreakable.

Mental Health Pathways

We understand that navigating the mental health system can be overwhelming. Our mental health clinicians can work alongside you to understand your mental health needs and link you to appropriate services and pathways.

Our mental health clinician has the capacity to provide therapy, but this is limited. Alternatively, we can help identify possible avenues for you to receive therapeutic support in the community.  

Mental Health clinicians 


Dr Aamina Ali  

Clinical Psychologist  

Dclin(Psy), Bsc (Hons), PGdip Secondary 

Therapeutic Pathways in the Community 

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Work and Income

Work and Income may be able to support you with counselling fees as part of a Disability allowance (maximum $75.10 per week). You don’t have to be on a benefit to qualify for a disability allowance.

Further information:


The Mental Health Education
& Resource Centre

This service provides up to six free online therapy sessions to individuals impacted by the March 2019 Mosque attacks in Ōtautahi Christchurch. It aims to take an Islamic perspective on wellbeing.

Individuals need to be referred via one of the following services:
• Christchurch Resettlement Services
• Purapura Whetu
• General Practitioner (GP)


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ACC can help pay for counselling and therapy session if you need support after a physical injury or after experiencing sexual abuse.

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Employee Assistance Programmes

Your work place may have an employee assistance programme that can provide free confidential counselling sessions.

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You can access funded mental health care through your GP. Depending on how your needs are assessed your GP practise may have team members that can help you to improve your wellbeing. Your GP can also refer you to a community mental health service (CMHS), alcohol and other Drug (AOD) support service, acute mental health support and brief Intervention talking therapy (BITT) (5 funded sessions of talk therapy).

Further information can be found at:



Victim Support

Victim support provides free nationwide support for all people affected by crime, trauma and suicide in New Zealand. This may include funded therapy sessions.

If you are directly impacted by the March 15th Mosque attacks you may be eligible for funded therapy sessions. Please contact victim support to ascertain what supports you are eligible for: 0800 842 846

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Self - Funded

If you are wanting to get in touch with a therapist directly, you can find a counsellor or psychologist by searching online. These sessions are self funded, and change in prices.

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Find a clinical psychologist:

Community Groups & Programmes

We believe it is important to ensure our community is connected, and we offer various initiatives to nourish the wellbeing of our community. This includes a variety of groups and programmes suitable for different Life StagesWhere appropriate, we have partnered with other community organisations.

To find out more, check out our What’s On page which includes a calendar of all of our upcoming events. You can also view events on each Life Stage page: A'ilat (Family), Aruur (Children)Shabab (Youth), Hazarat (Men), Wanita (Women), Matua (Elders).

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Information Hub

To help keep our community informed and connected, we offer a range of resources listed below.

Life Stages Pages

Information, events, and resources by Life Stage:

A'ilat (Family), Aruur (Children)Shabab (Youth), Hazarat (Men), Wanita (Women), Matua (Elders)



We maintain an extensive directory of useful Resources (e.g. helplines, health and wellbeing, financial, school, local Muslim businesses etc).


If you have any suggestions for our directory, we'd love to hear from you - please Contact Us.

What's On

Explore our group programmes and events calendars, including Muslim Wellbeing Ōtautahi events and community events. 


If you have any suggestions for our community calendar, we'd love to hear from you - please Contact Us.


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