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Comcare Trust – Activelinks

Phone: (03) 377-7020

Comcare Trust Activelinks is for people 18 and over who have a mental illness or addiction issue.

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Comcare Trust – Jobconnect

Phone: (03) 377-7020

Comcare Trust – Jobconnect is 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

Address: Unit 4/357 Madras St, Christchurch.

MHAPS is a peer-led and peer-delivered mental health and addictions service. All its peer workers have their own lived experience of mental distress or addiction and of meaningful recovery. Their experience helps them to listen to you carefully.

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Mental Health Education and Resources Centre (MHERC)

Phone: (03) 365‑5344 or 0800‑424‑399

Address: 116 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch.

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Comcare Trust – North Canterbury

Phone: (03) 377‑7020 or 027‑917‑2975

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Step Ahead Trust

Phone: 0800‑688‑732

Addresses: 2 locations in Christchurch, 1 in Ashburton and 1 in Rangiora. See Step Ahead locations for details.

Step Ahead is for people aged 18 and over with a mental illness 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 whānau (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:

Yellow Brick Road

Phone: (03) 366‑9284 or 0800‑876‑682

Address: 3/21 Birmingham Dr, Middleton, Christchurch.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed November 2023.

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