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

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.