A consumer network for people who have experience of using mental health or addiction services or experience with distress. Free meetings are held on the second Monday of each month. They also run the Mad Poets Society, which holds monthly open mic nights and other events.Address: https://awarenesscanterbury.com/
This group is for parents whose child/children has died. We meet on the first Tuesday from February through to November at 5.30pm. Formal meeting is 6-7pm. Candlelight Service: December venue to be advertised.
A service that provides support to people whose lives are affected by bipolar disorder and they are part of a larger organisation called MHAPS which stands for Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support. The Bipolar Support team offers peer support to friends and family members as well as those directly affected by bipolar. This can be one to one or in groups. They also provide information and run education sessions.View website
To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Jamie.Phone: 03 595 2683 or 0800 87 66 82
Provides community support services, supported employment services, housing services, Activelinks physical activity service, peer support services and also intentional peer support training.View website
GROW offers a supportive environment to help those who struggle to live well in the world. We are a community mental health movement with groups suitable for people recovering from mental illness, anyone suffering a crisis, and for those who need support to self-manage their daily lives. We offer friendship and support at weekly group meetings that are open to all. The meetings follow a routine format and embrace a 12-step program.
The GROW community are people who have been in your shoes and know how you feel. We have found our way back to wholeness and our passion is to help you do the same. No referrals are required, no fees are charged, however a small donation to meet group expenses is usual and voluntary.
A peer-led, Christchurch-based charitable trust working in the area of mental health and addictions. MHAPS was formed by a merger of Anxiety Support Canterbury, Bipolar Support Canterbury and Psychiatric Consumers Trust in July 2011 in order to provide a variety of services easily available to people experiencing mental distress/mental illness and addictions. All services are free of charge and no referral is required.View website
Mind and Body work across the mental health and addiction sector. It runs a consumer-led peer support service, providing individual, one-to-one and group peer support. It also provides education, training and workshops in mental health and addiction, including the Certificate in Peer Support.View website
An incorporated charitable trust established in 1994 by two North Canterbury-based midwives, who recognised a need in the community for a professionally guided support group for mothers struggling with the demands of parenthood.
A safe and supportive environment for mothers and primary care givers suffering from PND and other associated anxiety disorders. Held in Christchurch, each Thursday during the school term. Facilitated by a mum who has been there and done that. Childcare facilitator and volunteers look after children and babies. Afternoon tea and refreshments provided.View website
Step Ahead Trust provides social, educational, recreational and prevocational rehabilitation through activity-based programmes. Their aim is to enable people to live well in their community.View website
Community-based psychiatric rehabilitation, accommodation and support services.
Next group TBC.
To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Erin Anderson.
The Tourette’s Association of New Zealand is a parent-lead Association which aims to dispel the myths about Tourette Syndrome and to implement strategies within the health and education systems to support New Zealanders living with this neurological disorder.Address: 301 Tuam Street, Christchurch 8011
Warmline is a confidential non-crisis, non clinical phone service for service users who may be lonely, anxious, fearful or unable to sleep. The service can provide support and assist callers to problem-solve for themselves. Warmline is recovery orientated and empowers problem solving at a pre-crisis point. Contact: 0508 WARMLINE (0508 927 654).View website
This practical, supportive educational group for 6-8 people is facilitated by professional counsellors and educators and runs over 8 weeks. Attendees are able to share thoughts and feelings about what's happened, discuss the nature of suicide and gain information and ideas about how to care for themselves and others, including children, after a suicide. The group is open to people 17 yrs + bereaved by suicide. Registration and attendance at a pre-group meeting is essential before attending this group.
Next group TBC.
To register interest in attending or for more information, contact Debbie Cogger or Annabel Gosset.