Presbyterian Support – Rangiora

Website: The North Canterbury Presbyterian Support provides a range of services. Open 8.30am to 5pm weekdays. Totara Club (day programme for older people living in the community). It offers company, activities and outings. Phone number as above, operates 5 days a week. By assessment. HomeShare: Support older people living in their home community. HomeShare … Continued

Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

MHERC offers a free mental health library for the people of the South Island. Books, CDs, DVDs and videos on a wide range of mental health topics are available for loan. A free return postal service is available to anyone who lives in the South Island. The library service can be accessed in person at … Continued

Mental Health Advocacy & Peer Support (MHAPS )

MHAPS is a peer-led and peer-delivered mental health and addictions service, meaning that all of our staff have their own lived experience of mental distress and/or addictions, and of meaningful recovery. Our own experience helps us to listen carefully to you, as we have been there too. Options at MHAPS include: Peer Advocacy; Peer Support … Continued

Supporting families Canterbury

Supporting families, whanau and carers of people with mental illness including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizo-affective disorder, major depression and related disorders and borderline personality disorder.. Services are free of charge. A community organisation providing support, education courses, advocacy, support groups, referrals to other services, information/resources. They offer support by phone, in your own home, in … Continued

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

Depression Support Network

The Depression Support Network offers group and one-to-one support to people over the age of 15 years who either experience depression themselves, or support a loved one who has depression. They provide education about depression to raise awareness and increase knowledge about it within the community. Support Groups – Adult Groups; Friends and Family Group; … Continued

Depression Helpline

Talk with a trained counsellor. Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Can also put you intouch with face-to-face support.