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

www.aa.org.nz 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.

Battered Womens Trust ( Womens Refuge )

Practical help and support is available for any woman who is the victim of domestic violence. The Trust is affiliated to the National Collective of Independent Women’s Refuge and networks closely with other Christchurch Refuges: West Christchurch Refuge, Rose House, Otautahi Women’s Refuge; and also work closely with Shakti.

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