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Rural services

Comcare Trust – Activelinks

Phone: (03) 377-7020 (Christchurch) and (03) 310‑6060 (Rangiora)

For people 18 to 65 years with a diagnosis of a moderate to severe mental illness.

Website: www.comcare.org.nz

Services available:

Comcare Trust – Jobconnect

Phone: (03) 377-7020 (Christchurch) and (03) 310‑6060 (Rangiora)

Website: www.comcare.org.nz

For people aged 16 to 65 years with experience of mental illness.

Services available:

Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support (MHAPS)

Phone: (03) 365‑9479 or 0800‑437‑324

Website: www.mentalhealthadvocacypeersupport.org

Address: 826 Colombo St (corner Colombo St and Peterborough St), Christchurch.

Services available:

Mental Health Education and Resources Centre (MHERC)

Phone: (03) 365‑5344 or 0800‑424‑399

Website: mherc.org.nz

Address: 116 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch.

Services available:

Comcare Trust – Percival House in Rangiora

Phone: (03) 310‑6509 or 027‑917‑2975

Website: www.comcare.org.nz

For people aged 18 to 65 years, living north of the Waimakariri River and up to Hurunui, and with a mental health diagnosis. Patients with mild intellectual disability and a mental illness are also accepted. There is a pick-up and drop-off service twice a week for both Amberley and Waimakariri districts.

Services available:

Step Ahead Trust

Phone: (03) 389-4001 or 0800‑688‑732

Website: stepahead.org.nz

Addresses:

167 Stanmore Rd, Linwood, Christchurch.

9 Puriri St, Riccarton, Christchurch.

Thrive Church, 86 Victoria St, Rangiora (Mondays).

War Memorial Hall, corner Albert St and High St, Rangiora (Wednesdays).

Baring Square Centre, Ashburton (Fridays).

Pick-ups can be arranged from Kaiapoi and Amberley.

For people 18 to 65 years throughout Canterbury with a mental health diagnosis who can attend meetings independently. That means you must have at least a basic level of motivation. You may be helped in your first visit by your community support worker, a family member, a friend, or another support person. You can attend as often as you like as long as you take part in meaningful activities.

Services available:

Supporting Families in Mental Illness

Phone: (03) 366‑9284 or 0800‑876‑682

Website: www.supportingfamilies.org.nz

Address: 275 Hereford St, Christchurch.

Services available:

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. June 2016

Page reference: 238798

Review key: HIHMI-138165