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Rural services

Comcare Trust – Activelinks

Phone: (03) 377-7020

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

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.mhaps.org.nz

Address: Unit 4/357 Madras St, Christchurch.

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

To access any of their programmes, groups or services, you're welcome to pop in for a cuppa and conversation with a peer worker. You don't need a referral or appointment. Drop in between 10 am and 1.30 pm Monday to Friday (11 am to 1.30 pm on Tuesdays).

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 – North Canterbury

Phone: (03) 377‑7020 or 027‑917‑2975

Website: www.comcare.org.nz

Services available:

Step Ahead Trust

Phone: 0800‑688‑732

Website: stepahead.org.nz

Addresses:

167 Stanmore Rd, Linwood, Christchurch (9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday).

9 Puriri St, Riccarton, Christchurch (9.30 am to 4 pm, Monday to Friday).

Thrive Church, 86 Victoria St, Rangiora (10 am to 3 pm, Mondays).

War Memorial Hall, corner Albert St and High St, Rangiora (10 am to 3 pm, Wednesdays).

Community House, 44 Cass St, Ashburton (10 am to 3 pm, Fridays).

Pick-ups can be arranged from Kaiapoi and Amberley for activities in Rangiora.

For people aged 18 to 65 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:

Yellow Brick Road

Website: yellowbrickroad.org.nz

Phone: (03) 366‑9284 or 0800‑876‑682

Address: 275 Hereford St, Christchurch.

Services available:

Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed December 2020.

Page reference: 238798

Review key: HIHMI-138165