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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.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.

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. Page created June 2016. Last updated December 2018.

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