Equally Well - Community Resources

Canterbury resources available to improve physical health outcomes for New Zealanders who experience mental health and/or addiction problems.

Topics covered include: Physical Activity; Nutrition; Personal Healthcare; Smoking Cessation; Psychological Supports.

Download the flyer for full details.


Latnam 826 - Change of Address, Holiday Hours and Service Update

Please download the flyer for full details of opening hours and changes to this service.


The Friday Group

(Weekend Planning) Around Safe/No Alcohol & Drug Use
Every Friday | 12:30 – 2:00pm

Download the flyer for April events.

Oxford Tce Baptist Church Hall, Madras St, Christchurch Food & Refreshments provided. For further details contact MHAPS 03 366 8288.


WRAP | Wellness Recovery Action Planning

We are accepting expressions of interest in places on the next 5 workshop Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) programme, which will be scheduled on dates to be decided during October- November.  

Please download the flyer for more information or contact Ian Johnson or Carl Kirk by phone 377 9665.


Raising Children - Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education and several other agencies have been involved with the Raising Children project which has recently launched a set of audio-visual resources on parenting matters.

The resources provide over 100 short stories containing information, guidance and support to parents and whānau on a number of parenting topics, including eating, sleeping, health and behaviour as well as early learning and early childhood education (ECE).

The resources are focused on newborns through to the end of primary school years. The stories with early learning and ECE messages inform parents about the importance and value of early learning and the benefits of ECE. Stories include how parents can help their young child learn and what to look for when choosing an ECE service.

The stories can be accessed in a number of ways:

  • Website - www.raisingchildren.org.nz
  • By downloading the ‘Raising Children’ app which is free for apple and android phones
  • DVD's: An ‘Early Years’ DVD focusing on 0-2 year olds is currently being given to all first time parents/whānau free of charge by either their Plunket nurse or other Well Child Tamariki Ora provider. These will be available until May 2016; and a ‘Middle Years’ DVD, focusing on 3-10 year olds will be given to all first time parents free of charge by their Plunket nurse or other Well Child Tamariki Ora provider at the 3 year old check or the B4School check. These will be available from August 2015 – August 2016
  • TVNZ OnDemand – stories will be available on-line from 1 August 2015. 


Common Ground

The Mental Health Foundation, Skylight, Youthline, along with the Ministry of Social Development have worked hard to put together Common Ground, an online resource for the friends and whānau of young people in New Zealand.

Parents, family, whānau and friends play a vital role in supporting young kiwis through challenging times in their lives. But sometimes it can be hard to see the signs of an emerging mental health issue until it gets to a crisis point, and it can be difficult to know what to do.

Common Ground provides easy access to information that will help friends and whānau support young people to manage hard times, and enjoy happier lives. 

The website, phone line and information pack service gives people access to information, tools and support, so they can assist our rangatahi in getting the right kind of help when they need it. 



The Blokes Book

The Blokes Book is now available as a smart phone app. 

Please share this link with people you know with a smart phone.

Is your info on it? We'd love to have suggestions for improvement. We would especially appreciate support to get this app to the rebuild workers/migrants and hope you can help us out.

Special thanks to Karl and Luke (our social work students) for putting the time and effort into making this happen. 

App Store  Google play 


ABE - Activity Based Experience

The ABE Programme is a service whose primary aim is to encourage people living with mental illness to engage in healthier lifestyles. It aims to improve physical health and mental well-being.

The programme offers person-centred, individualised programmes that are typically three months in duration. All we ask is a commitment from you to attend weekly appointments over this time at a location of your choice e.g. your home, local park, gym or other.

Check out the flyer for more information and contact details.


Women's Support Group

10.00am to 12.00noon | Every 2nd Friday
Aviva Community Office, 90 Fitzgerald Ave, Christchurch
Gold coin donation appreciated

Meet and talk about a variety of topics and share our individual skills, celebrations etc. Outings and invited guests are an option.

Please phone 03 378 3831 for more information.


Overeaters Anonymous

Is eating a problem for you?  Are you suffering from Anorexia, Bulimia, Obesity and/or Compulsive Eating?  There is a solution.  Meetings held weekly throughout Christchurch and Rangiora.  All welcome.  Phone 365 3812. 

This information is for the whole Canterbury area with meetings in Christchurch and Rangiora


Mauri Ora Fathers’ Circle  - Father and Child Trust

Every Wednesday 7.00pm - 9.00pm

Support Group for the wellbeing of Fathers. We aim to provide a safe place for sharing father related issues, with understanding and hoping to strenghthen our fathering abilities.

Please phone 03 982 2440 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.



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