Dementia Canterbury ( formerly Alzheimers Canterbury )

Aims to: Support people to continue to lead fulfilling lives after a dementia-diagnosis, to raise community awareness and break down barriers associated with all dementias and work towards a dementia-friendly and responsive community, one where people living with dementia feel safe and confident to participate in activities in the community. Provides support and information to people … Continued

Christchurch Earthquake Information

EQC Claims enquiry Ph 0800 326 243 Christchurch Earthquake Government Helpline. Available Monday to Friday 7.00am to – 6.00pm and Saturday 8.00am to 1.00pm. Ph 0800 779 997 CERA The agency leading and coordinating the ongoing recovery effort following the devastating earthquakes of September 2010 and February 2011. Ph 0800 7464 2372. Counselling and Support. … Continued

Hepatitis C Resource Centre Te Waipounamu

HCV Support aims to provide a safe, supportive, confidential setting to discuss experiences, issues and concerns. Open from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. Offer books, journals, brochures, fact sheets, videos, posters and newsletters on Hepatitis C and related topics, along with the opportunity to have a coffee and chat with one of the workers.Community … Continued

Canbreathe ( Asthma Society Inc Canterbury )

Canbreathe is a not-for-profit incorporated society. Employ specialist registered nurses to help those affected by asthma, COPD or other respiratory conditions. The following are either FREE or heavily subsidized. * Free consultations for people unsure about the best way to manage their asthma and COPD, at the clinic or at your place * Free education … Continued

Te Puna Oranga

Work with families around all forms of abuse. Cor service focus is sexual abuse. Hold Kaumatua (Elder) Day once a month. Individuals wanting to attend need to register. Ring the number above. ALSO: – Parenting & Self Awareness Groups for Women – Parenting Group for Men. – Counselling Service

Al-Anon Information Helpline

Al- Anon Information Helpline  offers support services for relatives and friends of problem drinkers. Hours of operation are: 10.00am to 2.30pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. Outside these hours call above number and they will be directed to an after hours contact.

Prisoners Aid & Rehabilitation Trust

PART is a support organisation for people who have friends or family members in prison; also for people who have been in prison & who need readjusting to life in the community. For further information, ring the above telephone. Office hours are 9am to 4pm M to F

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