Friendly Ears Counselling

Offers first counselling session free, will come to you at times to suit. A good listener who really cares to help with problems & offers support tailored to each individual’s needs. For further information, contact Melanie on the above telephone number.

Libby Drayton

Available for older clients through the Harakeke Centre. Free counselling for those suffering earthquake stress. Qualified and experienced in a diverse range of client needs including loss, grief and separation and caring for elderly. Qualifications: M.N.Z.A.C.,B.A., Adv.Dip.Tching, Adviser in Special Education, Reg Teacher- Primary,Secondary,Tertiary,Teacher of Deaf, Remedial Reading Specialist,ESOL.

Salvation Army Community Ministries

*Hope Centre services:. Main activities relate to: Running life skills groups Home support Advocacy. Given changed circumstances it is appropriate to first contact the Hope Centre and they will advise as to whom may be contacted for a specific need. Sallies Family Store, 355B Riccarton Rd, phone 341 8539 – good quality secondhand clothing, furniture, … Continued

City Mission Christchurch

The Christchurch City Mission is a Christian Social Service Agency (a branch of Anglican Social Services).The Mission offers support and general help to the disadvantaged, including the elderly. They operate Night Shelter for men and women, and offer Alcohol and Drug Counselling Service. Have Thorpe house to assist people over 17 years old to detox … Continued

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP Services)

There are 3 EAP Services Regional Offices, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is part of your organisation’s Health and Safety strategy. The EAP helps staff deal with personal and work issues which can affect work performance. These issues may include: Marital or Family Difficulties, Alcohol or Drugs, Violence, Parenting Problems, Workplace … Continued

Women’s Centre ( Womens Centre )

A quiet women-only space where women can drop in for a coffee, chat, information or just time out. One to one support from Centre Co-ordinator or one of their skilled Support Workers. A call-in line for women in crisis, to talk with a skilled worker. Advocacy (e.g. supporting clients in contact with CYF, WINZ, the … Continued

Age Concern Tairawhiti (Gisborne)

Services Support Services, Information, Advice and Personal Advocacy: Responding in person/phone to a range of queries from older people and their carers eg. Advising where to obtain a service, what is available. Providing confidential support and empowerment to older people: WINZ expert advocacy (help with renewals) ACC Lawyer (referrals) historic or new cases Power company … Continued

Returned Services Association ( RSA ) – Christchurch branches

/ The RSA is now operating out of their new home on the RSA’s original site at 74 Armagh St in the central city. Thay are up and running and the administration office is located on Level One of the building. They were fully operational in time for a formal opening of the building on … Continued

Petersgate Counselling Centre

Petersgate Trust provides affordable professional counselling to the community. They respect and look after the needs of everyone, regardless of creed, culture or socio-economic background. Christchurch Earthquake Petersgate is open and offering FREE earthquake counselling for anyone who needs it. Please contact them to arrange an appointment. They have a team of trained counsellors, who … Continued

EAP Services Employee Assistance Programme

An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) is part of an organisation’s Health and Safety strategy. The EAP Programme helps staff deal with personal and work issues which can affect work performance. These issues may include: Marital or Family Difficuties; Alcohol or Drugs; Violence; Parenting Problems; Workplace Conflicts; Grief; Anxiety. All communications and discussions are treated as … Continued