St Lukes Community Trust ( St Lukes Centre )

St Lukes Community Trust is offering funding to clients, who require counselling ,who may be unable to meet ACC and WINZ criteria. Clients are expected to make a contribution to costs, but it will depend on the clients circumstances. The counsellor is qualified and experienced in this field of need, with broad experience over many … Continued


24 hour crisis telephone line which is available to anyone requiring counselling help. For help call 0800 543 354 ( which is a 24 hour helpline). Lifeline runs training sessions for volunteers who are interested in telephone counselling. For further information ring their Office number 366 6742. Free email counselling available on the email address … Continued

Pain Action In New Zealand PAINZ

Hold monthly meetings with guest speakers and produce a monthly newsletter. Various group meetings. Drop in Centre 9.00am to 3.30pm daily. Coffee Group meets every Wednesday at 10am. Social outings, Bus trips. Have use of the hydrotherapy pools at Burwood Hospital and Christchurch Public Hospital. Agent for Total Mobility taxi vouchers

Manuka Cottage – Addington Community House

Manuka Cottage offer daily support through a variety of activities. The cottage is open Monday to Thursday each week from 10am till 1pm. Women’s Day only, Tuesday 10:30am to 3pm, which includes a variety of activities. Ring the above telephone number for further information. Monthly outings and exercise on hold. For information regarding these activities … Continued

Familial Trust

Offer education and support for families of alcoholics, drug addicts and problem gamblers. Also Outpatient treatment programme. For further information, ring the above telephone number.

MHERC Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

MHERC Mental Health Education and Resource Centre is the CDHB outpatient child and youth mental health service for rural Canterbury. Previously known as the Family Mental Health Service. While they continue to offer a free service – certain criteria must be met for counselling. Referrals can be made by a health professional, school counsellors and … Continued

Kaiapoi Community Support

Offer support and services to the Kaiapoi Community. Volunteer drivers are available. Foodbank: Monday to Thursday 9am – 3pm. They also provide a number of other services as well including: Social workers and counsellors, Community law clinic fortnightly, administer Meals on Wheels, community Christmas giving programme. For information on these ring the above number.

Home & Family Society

Available 9am-5pm. Offer affordable counselling for children couples and families (single sessions are available). Older people are welcome.  By referral only. Live-in parenting programme – 6 weeks – with 24 hour support.  

Community Alcohol And Drug Service

A service run by the Specialist Mental Health Division of Canterbury Health. Offers treatment for people struggling with alcohol and drug addiction as well as having a mental health diagnosis.

Alcoholics Anonymous 24 Hour Answer Service at numbers above. Christchurch Service Centre open 10am-2pm Monday – Friday. There are more than 60 meetings a week, daytime and evenings, held around the city. For further information regarding the meetings, look on their website.