Mapu Maia provides culturally appropriate services to help reduce gambling harm in Pacific communities.
Mapu Maia offers free, professional and confidential counselling services and education. We are able to meet you where you most feel comfortable, whether that is in our offices or in your home.
Our experienced and qualified staff work with you and your family, and can provide language support in English, Samoan and Tongan.
Who we are
Mapu Maia, the Pacific Unit at the Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand was set up in 2009 to provide a culturally appropriate service to effectively reduce the problem gambling harms in the Pacific community. Since then Mapu Maia's service has evolved and expanded to include public health and screening trainings for Primary Health Providers (PHO's), the addiction specialist with the 'Off the Couch' programme (OTC) and delivering education and therapeutic programmes on addictive behaviours at the Pacific Focus Unit (PFU) within Springhill Corrections Facility.
The meaning of Mapu Maia