About Us

The Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC) provides information, a free public library, as well as professional development and community education about mental health, wellbeing, mental illness, and addiction.

Who can access our services?

Our services are available to everyone, including those who may be affected by mental illness, seeking wellbeing for themselves or others, and those working in the mental health or social service sectors.

Services we offer:

  • Support: Friendly, knowledgeable staff to assist you in finding appropriate information and services to meet your needs. You can search our Canterbury Mental Health Directory online here.

  • Library: Free public library with books, DVDs and CDs on a wide range of topics including stress, sleep, child and adolescent wellbeing, communication, relationships, anxiety, depression, addiction, and much more. Search our library database here.

  • Resources: Brochures and fact sheets, including local support services available.

  • Professional Development: Our workshops aim to enhance participants’ knowledge, understanding and attitudes from a researched evidence and strengths based perspective. We provide practical skills and tools for participants to use in their everyday practice. We run workshops throughout the year and can also provide onsite training to organisations. View upcoming workshops here.

  • Workplace Education: Our expertise in workplace psychology and education enables us to provide both standard and custom solutions to help you achieve a happy, engaged, knowledgeable and skilled workforce. Find out more here.

  • Community Education: Together with our collaborative partners we are able to offer free or affordable education workshops in the community.

  • Meeting Room Hire: Our well-equipped meeting room is available for hire for eligible community organisations and businesses at affordable rates.


Our Vision

A community that is inclusive of and responsive to those with mental health and addiction issues. 

Our Kaupapa

To proactively provide evidence-informed mental health and/or addiction education and other resources for individuals and/or groups.

To value and uphold the principles of partnership, participation and protection as informed by the Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi.
 

MHERC's History

MHERC has been proudly supporting our community for over 20 years. Find out about our history here.

 

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