News Pickup for 27 August 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From the world

This is great news! I think if consumers learn more about their mental illness, certainly they would be able to manage their illness better.
We need to have more education programme not only for support workers, but also for consumers and their families.


Researchers make bipolar breakthrough

http://www.theage.com.au/news/National/Researchers-make-bipolar-breakthrough/2007/08/26/1188066920204.html#
(The Age - Melbourne,Victoria,Australia)
August 26, 2007 - 11:29AM

Victorian researchers have made a world-first breakthrough in preventing relapses of manic episodes in people with bipolar disorder.
Their work has also cut the number of depressive relapses in patients by half.



I think we must learn the facts about mental illness, instead of relying on getting information only from those dramatic events brought by only small number of people with mental illness.
The article below is talking about Selective mutism, which Cho was diagnosed with, while attending public schools, but in my opinion, I think an immigrant becomes quiet or refuse to speak in the non-native-language-environment is common... I think the problem is there wasn't good enough support for him before his mental condition reaches a crisis level.

Coverage of Cho may renew stigma of mental illness, experts say
(Roanoke Times - Roanoke,VA,USA)
Sunday, August 26, 2007 By Duncan Adams

Seung-Hui Cho's mix of mental disorders and violence was grossly atypical of most mental health patients, several professionals said.

News Pickup for 18 July 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

I read somewhere that telling a person, who has a drinking problem, to stop drinking is the same as telling a person, who has a cold, to stop coughing.
I thought it was a good way of describing it.
I think we can x-ray a "broken bone", but we can't x-ray "broken mind" is another good example of describing a mental health problem.

Mental health nurses gather for conference
By NATALIE AKOORIE - Waikato Times | Wednesday, 18 July 2007

The challenging but often rewarding job of a mental health nurse is being celebrated at an inaugural national conference in Hamilton this week.
..."If you break a bone in your body an x-ray will show the extent of the injury and the recovery from that physical injury follows a usual pathway. However in mental health we are not able to x-ray a `broken mind' and maybe it is this unknown and uncertainty which contributes to the stigma and discrimination that many people with mental illness still experience today."...


From the world

http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-me-foster18jul18,1,5742175.story?coll=la-health-medicine
County OKs kids' mental health plan
The initiative will include assessment of children in foster homes and others who are monitored by the child welfare system.
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
By Jack Leonard, Times Staff Writer July 18, 2007
In response to a federal court order, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an initiative of up to $90 million on Tuesday aimed at improving mental health services for thousands of children monitored by the county's child welfare system.


http://highline.townnews.com/articles/2007/07/18/news/news4.txt
The Virginia Tech Massacre and mental health services in universities
Liberty County Times - Chester,MT,USA
Tuesday, July 17, 2007 7:51 PM CDT
Mental illness in the form of psychotic thinking almost always develops over a period of time, usually weeks or months, and it often develops in late teens or early twenties. Suicides are especially common directly after hospitalization for a psychiatric condition, and need to be closely observed. Cho had threatened to commit suicide, but no one followed up on the threat...

Mental Health News Pickup for 17 July 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

It's already the tenth year for the Ministry of Health's Like Minds, Like Mine campaign.
I still remember when I see the first TV ad, showing all the world famous people, who experienced mental illness.
I think it opened so many people's eyes, including mine, by learning how common the mental illnesses are.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/GE0707/S00059.htm
Treating People With Experience Of Mental Illness?
Scoop.co.nz - New Zealand
Tuesday, 17 July 2007, 3:47 pm
Press Release: Mental Health Foundation
How Do You Treat People With Experience Of Mental Illness?
A new phase of the well known Like Minds, Like Mine campaign has begun with a brand new set of TV ads that demonstrate how you behave towards people with experience of mental illness can make a difference...



From the world

I think we really need to more focus on kids' mental health.

http://www.edmontonsun.com/Comment/2007/07/17/4345649-sun.html
Kids' mental health ignored
Edmonton Sun - Alberta, Canada
By MIHAD FAHMY Tue, July 17, 2007
...It is estimated one Canadian kid in five suffers from a mental illness such as depression or anxiety...
Suicide, the leading cause of non-accidental deaths among 10- to 19-year-olds in Canada, has increased nearly fivefold for males and threefold for females over the past 30 years...
According to the World Health Organization, conduct disorder -- which is associated with underachievement, substance abuse, anxiety, depression and suicide -- has increased fivefold over the past 70 years in Western countries. WHO also predicts that by 2020, childhood psychiatric disorders will rise by more than 50% to become one of the five most common causes of mortality and disability among children.

Mental Health News Pickup for 28 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From the world

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/indepth/features/display.var.1501849.0.therapy_of_writing_helps_mental_health.php
Therapy of writing helps mental health
This is Local London - UK
By Caron Kemp
A quarter of British adults experience at least one diagnosable mental health problem in any one year, according to the Office for National Statistics. CARON KEMP speaks to Deborah Espect, who is trying to eliminate the taboos that come with it...
Deborah's debut novel, entitled Myself The Enemy (in UK) (in US), was published last year and there is no doubt that her own experiences have spilled into the book...


http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/06/27/heroes_in_mental_health/
Heroes in mental health
Boston Globe - United States
By Jerrold F. Rosenbaum and Michael S. Jellinek | June 27, 2007
THE STORIES are heart-wrenching and painful. They come from tearful and desperate parents who describe children so intensely unstable in mood, so irritable, angry and violent, and so out of control that they are tormenting -- indeed, ripping apart -- themselves and their loved ones. Home is a living hell for these families...
...These physicians are heroes to families of children with serious mental illness...Success stories -- and there are many -- are heartwarming and inspiring...

Mental Health News Pickup for 27 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

"Gaming Addictions" is a well-known problem in some Asian countries and I think it's now coming to the Western countries...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4109044a10.html
Video game addiction 'disorder' - doctors
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
By LUKE THOMAS - The Press | Wednesday, 27 June 2007
New Zealand psychologists say video game addiction should be officially recognised as a psychiatric disorder...
..."Unfortunately, commercial interests trample over public health interests."...


From the world

http://www.ameinfo.com/124758.html
DSS supports 1st Mental Health International Conference
AME Info (press release) - United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates: Tuesday, June 26 - 2007 at 14:28 PRESS RELEASE
The 1st Mental Health International Conference 'Direct and Indirect Self-Destructive Behaviours and Mental Health Disorders -Trans-Cultural Differences' starts today at Al Bustan Rotana Hotel Dubai...


I think "Like Minds, Like Mine" project in New Zealand, especially those TV ads, also worked well to reduce the stigma of mental illness and the discrimination that people with experience of mental illness.

http://www.careandhealth.com/Pages/Story.aspx?StoryID=78aec353-2b1b-4325-9c12-9e2d9d16619a
Stigma of mental ill health declining
CareandHealth (press release) - London,UK
Newsletter - June 29
New research released ‘see me’ reveals that Scotland has taken significant steps towards tackling the stigma of mental ill health...


http://www.genengnews.com/news/bnitem.aspx?name=19563838
St. David's Community Health Foundation Grants More Than $1.3 Million for Central Texans' Mental Health
Genetic Engineering News (press release) - New Rochelle,NY,USA
Jun 26 2007, 4:08 PM EST
St. David's Community Health Foundation announced today that they are awarding more than $1.3 million in grants to 17 Central Texas non-profits that provide mental health services for Central Texans...


http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/news/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=ENOnline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED26%20Jun%202007%2009%3A11%3A01%3A650
Mental health problems hit young
Norwich Evening News - Norwich,England,UK
SARAH HALL 26 June 2007 09:05
More young people than ever before are seeking treatment for mental health disorders in the county.
Health bosses today said they are trying to tackle the problem which has seen mental health problems in teenagers rise by 3pc in the past year...

Mental Health News Pickup for 26 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

The exact cause of mental illness is not known and there are mental illnesses, which we can't prevent, but there are mental illnesses, which we can prevent.
Not trying to prevent babies having a mental illness is just sad...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/4107476a7144.html
High cost of a tipple on those in the womb
Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand
The Dominion Post | Tuesday, 26 June 2007
Thirty years after foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) was first recognised, it is still the leading cause of mental retardation worldwide. Ruth Hill meets a health professional fighting for recognition of the problem in New Zealand...


From the world

http://www.bentoncourier.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5616
State's first lady visits to increase awareness of mental health
Benton Courier - Benton,AR,USA
Monday, 25 June 2007
Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe made a stop Thursday at Benton’s First United Methodist Church during a state tour in which she is speaking with families about mental health awareness. Arkansas first lady Ginger Beebe made a stop Thursday at Benton’s First United Methodist Church during a state tour in which she is speaking with families about mental health awareness...


http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20070625/sars_recovery_070625/20070625?hub=Health
Many SARS survivors had poor mental recovery
CTV.ca - Canada
Updated Mon. Jun. 25 2007 4:14 PM ET CTV.ca News Staff
Most Canadians who survived SARS recovered well physically, but many had psychological problems and reported a lower quality of life one year later, finds a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine...

Mental Health News Pickup for 25 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From the World

I think it's really important to have more Asian Mental Health Support Workers in New Zealand because of the increased Asian population in this country to deal with hidden Mental Health problems in the local Asian community and prevent possible future problems.

http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-06-24-0248.html

Mental-health care faces language, cultural barriers

Richmond Times Dispatch - Richmond,VA,USA
Sunday, Jun 24, 2007 - 04:20 PM By Juan Antonio Lizama Times-Dispatch Staff Writer
Officials cite need for multilingual staff, focus on immigrants
Arteaga's story is an example of how a resource-challenged mental-health system is reaching out to immigrant communities in the Richmond area. Arteaga, who is from Mexico, was fortunate to find a mental-health therapist who speaks Spanish. She speaks English, but is more comfortable with Spanish. Shaffer could communicate effectively with her and her son...


Well, I think more and more Mental Health Support Professionals are required in the world in the future.
If you are interested in becoming a Mental Health Support Worker, visit my blog My journey to be a Mental Health Support Worker!

http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/mental_1562___article.html/health_state.html
Finding trained staff for mental health facilities is a challenge
Victorville Daily Press - Victorville,CA,USA
June 24, 2007 - 12:55AM By KATHERINE ROSENBERG Staff Writer
Even though a new mental health hospital was recently built and opened in Coalinga, only 500 of the facility’s 1,500 beds are currently being used, because there aren’t enough trained professionals to staff it at capacity...


It wasn't just me, thinking of putting information about Mental Health online.
I think more and more information about Mental Health should be available online.

http://www.columbiatribune.com/2007/Jun/20070624News002.asp
Internet site offers resources on mental health
Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia,MO,USA
By SARA SEMELKA of the Tribune’s staff
Published Sunday, June 24, 2007
After the mass murder in April of 32 people at Virginia Tech University and the disclosure that the gunman suffered from mental illness, Faisal Ahmed wanted to provide Mid-Missourians access to information about mental health...


I think the problem is not that many students are having mental illness, but they are not getting proper help or treatment.
We need to raise public awareness of mental health and make help available in primary care so that students can reach help easily when they need it.

http://www.dentalplans.com/articles/20363/
Students With Symptoms Of Mental Illness Often Don't Seek Help
DentalPlans.com - Dania,FL,USA
Updated: 6/24/2007 4:06:56 PM
Science Daily — Studies show that the incidence of mental illness on college campuses is rising, and a new survey of 2,785 college students indicates that more than half of students with significant symptoms of anxiety or depression do not seek help...


http://www.mankatofreepress.com/editorials/local_story_174162749.html
Our View -- Mental health care a priority
Mankato Free Press - Mankato,MN,USA
Published June 23, 2007 04:27 pm - The mental health unit at ISJ Hospital has been reopened.
Mental health is often overlooked in the realm of critical medical care. Government reimbursement for psychiatrists is so low there is a shortage of available professionals. A shortage of psychiatric beds often follows...

Books about Mental Health

There are two online book stores related to this Mental Health New Zealand Site:
-Mental Health Bookshelf - Books in US
-Mental Health Bookshelf - Books in UK

1) You will be able to search and browse books by the following categories:

2) Then you will be able to view the details of each book, such as Title, Author, Image, Price, Availability, Product Description, Product Details(Rank|Published Date|Number of pages etc.), Editorial Reviews and Customer Reviews.

For example, under the category 'Classroom Library', following books are listed for viewing the details:

Note: Both stores accept Orders from all around the World.

Mental Health Directory Index

Unit 21927 Describe how to respond to incidents and prepare an incident report in Mental Health Support Work

All the posts related to National Certificate in Mental Health Support Work are now at:

Blog: Mental Health Support Worker

Mental Health News Pickup for 24 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

It's a very interesting article starting with about Paul Holmes's daughter.
But I'm not so sure about the last part.
I think people wouldn't be necessarily struggle in the communities IF we have communities with very good understanding and support towards people with mental health problems including addiction.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/category/story.cfm?c_id=204&objectid=10447511
Health Story - Deborah Coddington: System disgracefully neglects addicts
5:00AM Sunday June 24, 2007 By Deborah Coddington (New Zealand Herald - New Zealand)
I supported a friend through drug and alcohol rehabilitation. That person, probably like Millie, had gone downhill for some time. I just thought it was bad behaviour. I didn't understand addiction is a disease like diabetes or heart disease, except addicts in New Zealand have few places to go for help.
Like anyone else with mental health problems, they're disgracefully neglected...
...We can change the lives for addicts, if only a government has the courage to reverse recent policies of chucking the mentally ill out into communities to struggle...


I hope research will be continued on eating disorders and effective treatment options for the disorders will be found soon...

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4106400a11.html
Anorexia patient's plea for help
By LOUISA GAULT - Sunday Star Times | Sunday, 24 June 2007 (Stuff.co.nz - Wellington,New Zealand)
A Christchurch actor is calling for better access to treatment for sufferers of chronic anorexia nervosa...
Although up to 5 per cent of woman in New Zealand are thought to have an eating disorder, there are only 13 beds nationwide for anorexia sufferers...



From the World

I like the following words.
I think they are really powerful.

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/OC_menhel_conf-23Jun07.html
Mental health and wellness targeted at annual conference
Wednesday June 23-24, 2007 (Mid-Hudson News - Newburgh,NY,USA)
...“A diagnosis of a serious mental illness is no longer necessarily a life sentence,” he said. “We now understand that even people with a serious mental illness, while they may remain ill, can have a very good life if they can figure out how to cope with that illness.”...


I have empathy with mental health consumers medical situations.
I have my own experience with a GP in Christchurch that I was told I don't need screening for Breast Cancer because I am an Asian (Japanese)!
Unfortunately, there are so many breast cancer patients in Japan today and the breast cancer is no longer Western culture's disease. But you know, some doctors are so stereotyped and have racial prejudice towards Asian.
Of course I'm no longer seeing the doctor and luckily my current GP does listen to me and treat me without any prejudice.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=74958
Doctors Are Prejudiced Against Patients With Mental Health Disorders
Psychology / Psychiatry News Article Date: 23 Jun 2007 - 1:00 PDT(Medical News Today (press release) - UK)
People who are ill and have psychiatric disorders are not treated as effectively by doctors compared to those who have no mental health problems...
...Said Dr Mitchell: "...but the more powerful reason is that once the medical team knows a patient has psychiatric problem, they give them poorer quality of care.
"Doctors don't like dealing with patients with psychiatric problems. They view them as different and they spend les time with them. They don't offer the patient the same intensity of investigation as the non mentally-ill patient. It's prejudicial treatment."...


We have increasing aging population and I think acknowledging existing problems or possible problems is vital for our future.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=74833
Invisible Epidemic Of Pensioner Drug Users

Seniors / Aging News Article Date: 22 Jun 2007 - 1:00 PDT(Medical News Today (press release) - UK)
An "invisible epidemic" of pensioners who misuse drugs is being ignored by mental health services, despite the fact that treatments work just as well for the over sixties, as for younger people...

Mental Health News Pickup for 23 June 2007

Daily Mental Health News Pick Up

From New Zealand

It's not really news from New Zealand, but I thought it's good to know any news about work/contribution done by mental health professionals in New Zealand.

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=242423
Two-day workshop on suicides
Express News Service Pune, June 22 (Pune Newsline - Pune,India)
A Two-Day national workshop on suicide and attempted suicide will get underway over the weekend at the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC).
... The keynote address will be delivered by Dr Digvijay Singh Goel, former national consultant in mental health to the Government of India and WHO, currently consultant psychiatrist at Ivercargill Hospital, New Zealand. ...



From the World

It's an interesting concept.
I think today, care in the community for people with mental illness is considered more important than care in the hospital and that make sense if depression will spread among the rest of the people in isolation.

Moon Jobs will Tax Mental Health of Workers
Article Posted: 06/22/2007 2:28:11 PM (Southwest Nebraska News - NE,USA)
...carry long-term implications for the mental health of employees working in isolation for extended periods. Depression and anxiety will reach new levels among those employees, creating mental and cardiovascular health problems as well as a sharp decline in productivity...
...depression experienced by one worker will spread among the rest of the employee base...


Many people (I was one of them before actually meeting people with mental illness) think that people experiencing (or experienced) mental illness can't do the important jobs or can't work at all, but it's not true.
There are so many people, managing their mental illness and doing their work wonderfully if there are good understanding and support at their workplace.

http://www.channel4.com/news/articles/society/health/exmental+health+chiefs+depression/570027
Ex-mental health chief's depression
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2007 Source: PA News (Channel 4 News - London,UK)
A former mental health trust chief has talked of his battle against alcoholism and depression...


We should avoid any discrimination against any group of people or any individual and the report is shocking...

http://www.communitycare.co.uk/Articles/2007/06/22/104909/cehr-must-tackle-mental-health-discrimination-urges-mental-health-action.html
CEHR must tackle mental health discrimination, urges Mental Health Action Group
Posted: 22 June 2007 writes Louise Hunt (Communitycare.co.uk - Sutton,UK)
Tackling discrimination against people with long-term mental health conditions will be a major test for the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights, a mental health advisory group said yesterday...
...unemployment among people with mental health conditions was 80% and people with mental health problems were more likely to experience homelessness...

Mental Health News Pickup for 22 June 2007

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From the World

I recently learned about Human Rights in Unit 21924 (Describe consumer/tangata whai ora rights in mental health support work) as a part of my study in National Certificate in Mental Health Support Work.
It's good to see more attention being paid to Mental Health, but we must be very careful when we set a law regarding "Involuntary admission" to protect our Human Rights.

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-sou--virginiatech-men0621jun21,0,776359.story?coll=dp-headlines-virginia
Va. Supreme Court mental health panel to focus on commitment
By KRISTEN GELINEAU Associated Press Writer June 21, 2007 (Daily Press - Newport News,VA,USA)
RICHMOND, Va. -- A commission created to scrutinize Virginia's mental health system is planning another look at the criteria used to force treatment of people showing signs of mental instability--a topic that has drawn increased interest since the Virginia Tech shootings...


Well done RBC (Royal Bank of Canada)!
I hope one of New Zealand (Australian?) banks will do the same...

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2007/21/c7440.html
RBC donates $2 million to paediatric mental health at SickKids
TORONTO, June 21 /CNW/ (Canada NewsWire (press release) - Canada)
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) will
be furthering much-needed training, research and outreach into paediatric
mental health thanks to a $2 million commitment today from RBC...

Information and Resource Services

If you know any other service to add to this directory, please submit it via comments section by clicking 'comments' or 'Post a Comment' on each page. Your suggestion would be greatly appreciated.


198 Youth Health Centre
198 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 4800
Fax: 03 379 4847

Al-Anon Alateen and Adult Children
Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 2219
Fax: 03 366 8535

Alcohol and Other Drugs Helpline
Phone: 0800 787 797

Attitude South Island
Suite 4, Carlton Gardens, 1 Merivale Road, Christchurch
Phone: 03 355 1415
Fax: 03 355 1425

Bipolar Support Canterbury
2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 25 068, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 5815
Fax: 03 365 5345

Brain Injury Association (Canterbury) Inc
Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3262
Fax: 03 365 3269

Canterbury Mental Health Consumer Network
20 Kingrove Street, Bishopdale, Christchurch
Phone: 03 359 8688 or 03 942 6505

Caring for Carers
4th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 8426
Fax: 03 377 8420

Catholic Social Services
336 Cashel Street, P O Box 4237, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 0012
Fax: 03 366 9644

Christchurch Budget Service
141 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 3422
Fax: 03 366 3074

Christchurch City Mission
275 Hereford Street, P O Box 1032, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 0635
Fax: 03 366 7100

ComCare Trust
251 Lichfield Street, P O Box 22 004, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 7020
Fax: 03 377 7021

Community and Public Health
76 Chester Street East, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 9480
Fax: 03 379 6125

Community Health Information Centre
76 Chester Street East, Christchurch
Phone: 03 364 7844
Fax: 03 379 6125

Community Law Centre Canterbury
281 Madras Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6870
Fax: 03 366 6631

Disability Information Service
314 Worcester Street, P O Box 32 074, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6189 or 0800 347 2424
Fax: 03 379 5939

Eating Awareness Team
Caretakers Cottage, Cnr Cloucester and Montreal Street, P O Box 4520, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 7725 or 0800 690 233
Fax: 03 366 7720

Epilepsy New Zealand
Canterbury/West Coast Branch
362 Colombo Street, Sydenham, P O Box 7755, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 8175
Fax: 03 374 9086

Familial Trust
6 Wilsons Road, St Martins, Christchurch
Phone: 03 981 1093 or 942 1693
Fax: 03 942 1093

He Oranga Pounamu
186 - 188 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 353 4370
Fax: 03 374 5962

Kidsline
Phone: 0800 543 754

Manuka Cottage - Addington Community House
45 Dickens Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 338 1613
Fax: 03 338 1623

Maori Disabilities and Resource Centre
202 Milton Street, Beckenham, (P. O. Box 22407, High Street) Christchurch
Phone: 03 337 8013
Fax: 03 337 8012

Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC)
2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 5344
Freephone: 0800 424 399
Fax: 03 365 5345

Mental Health Foundation of NZ
4th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6936
Fax: 03 365 5079

New Harvest Trust
162 Lincoln Road, Christchurch
Phone: 03 980 4689 or 980 4682
Fax: 03 980 4673

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Support Group
2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 0560
Fax: 03 365 5345

Overeaters Anonymous
P O Box 2451, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3812

Parent to Parent
P O Box 20, Timaru
Phone: 0508 727 228
Fax: 03 688 1518

PATHS (Providing Access to Health Solutions)
Level 3 - Latimer View House, 215 Gloucester Street, C/- MHERC PO Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 5022 or 021 370064(Mental Health Community Coordinator)
Fax: 03 365 5345

Pillars
28 Hereford Street, P O Box 21 065, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 3990
Fax: 03 377 3991

Pink Health Otautahi
Community and Public Health (CPH), P O Box 1475, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 9480 ext 755
Fax: 03 379 6125

Pink Pages
Community and Public Health (CPH), P O Box 1475, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 9480 ext. 755
Fax: 03 379 6125

Post Abortion Trauma Healing Service
P O Box 1557, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7710
Fax: 03 980 4589

Problem Gambling Foundation
329 Durham Street, PO Box 13 094, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 2824
Fax: 03 379 4334

Psychiatric Consumers Trust
4th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Drop-In-Centre (Latnam House) 449 Colombo Street
Phone: 03 366 8288 or 021 342 883 or 0800 437 324
Fax: 03 366 8276

Public Health Nursing Service
Burwood Hospital, Private Bag 4708, Christchurch
Phone: 03 383 6877
Fax: 03 383 6878

Purapura Whetu Trust
173 Cashel Street, Level 2, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 8001
Fax: 03 379 8003

Quiet Minds Mental Health Radio
[Saturdays 96.9FM 1.00pm]
C/- Mental Health Education and Resource Centre(MHERC), 2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: C/- 03 365 5344
Fax: C/- 03 365 5345

Rainbow House Otautahi (Agender Christchurch and the Omnigender Foundation)
443 Tuam Street, Linwood, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 7423 / 025 6057937

Safer Streets Christchurch
1/22 Walker Street (Call Centre), P O Box 13 958, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 3590
Fax: 03 377 0685

Schizophrenia Fellowship - Canterbury Branch
Bradshaw Terrace, Riccarton, P O Box 80050, Christchurch
Phone/Fax: 03 348 7139

Skylight
P O Box 7309, Wellington South
Phone: 04 939 6767 or 0800 299100
Fax: 04 939 4759

Solo Women As Parents (SWAP)
70 Springfield Road, P O Box 21 366, Edgeware, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 8540
Fax: 03 365 4009

TABS - Trauma After Birth Stress
P O Box 18 002, Glen Innes, Auckland

Te Whare Taonga O Nga Iwi Katoa - Linwood Resource Centre
332 Linwood Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 981 5594
Fax: 03 981 5589

Voice
C/- P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: C/- 03 365 5344
Fax: C/- 03 365 5345

Women’s Centre Inc
2nd Floor, 134 Manchester Street, P O Box 13 476, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7047
Fax: 03 379 7447

Women’s Health Information Centre
115 Cashel Mall (Entrance next to Whitcoulls), P O Box 326, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 6970
Fax: 03 366 3470


For further information:
Visit Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (Christchurch and the Southern Region)
or
Contact each Mental Health Service (Mental Health Service Provider).

Respite Services

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Cholmondeley Children’s Home
6 Merlincote Crescent, P O Box 12 276, Governers Bay, Christchurch
Phone: 03 329 9832
Fax: 03 329 9781

Eleazar Family Support Trust
RD4, Rangiora
Phone: 03 312 8749
Fax: 03 312 8769

Martros Limited
75 Tancred Street, Linwood, P. O. Box 16 121, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 6619 (Linwood) 03 348 5801 (Office)
Fax: 03 349 2674

Newell House
98 Chester Street East, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 6048
Fax: 03 377 6765

Open Home Foundation
Level 2, 160 Manchester Street, P O Box 13 0074, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 5977
Fax: 03 365 5628

Otautahi Social Services
250 Pages Road, P O Box 15 009, Christchurch
Phone: 03 388 6672
Fax: 03 388 6673

Pathways
202 Cashel Street, P O Box 22-105, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7346 (Accommodation Services)
Fax: 03 379 7354
Phone: 03 338 8010 (Planned Respite) Fax: 03 388 8012
Phone/Fax: 03 339 0574 (Crisis Respite)

Stepping Stone Trust
125 Colombo Street, P O Box 12 219, Christchurch
Phone: 03 337 6644
Fax: 03 337 6648

The Blackberry Patch
Bealey Road, Hororata RD2
Phone: 03 318 0645

Timeout Carers Bureau Ltd
P O Box 13 799, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 0413
Fax: 03 366 0210


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Refugee and Migrant Services

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Christchurch Resettlement Services
The Refugee and Migrant Centre, 323 Madras Street, 2nd Floor, P O Box 13 839, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 0292 ext 29
Fax: 03 372 1310

Community Law Centre Canterbury
281 Madras Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6870
Fax: 03 366 6631

Delta Community Support Trust
105 North Avon Road, Richmond, P O Box 26 091, Christchurch
Phone: 03 389 0212 Delta Friendship Link 03 389 0273
Fax: 03 960 3278

Refugee and Migrant Centre
323 Madras Street, P O Box 13 839, Christchurch
Phone: 03 372 9310
Fax: 03 372 1310

Refugee and Migrant Forum
Phone: 03 941 8267

RMS Refugee Resettlement
The Refugee and Migrant Centre, 323 Madras Street, P O Box 2580, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 0497
Fax: 03 372 1310


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Sexual Abuse Services

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Avenue Counselling Centre
258 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 5165
Fax: 03 379 5172

Cambridge Clinic (DSAC Canterbury Ltd)
146 Bealey Ave, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 0067 (24 Hour Number)
Fax: 03 366 5448

Goals Centre
165 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 4132
Fax: 03 366 4135

Hauora Matauraka
242 Manchester Street, PO Box 1475, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 0490
Fax: 03 374 0499

Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust
Christchurch Community House - 141 Hereford Street, P O Box 22 363, Christchurch
Phone/Fax: 03 377 6747

Safer Streets Christchurch
1/22 Walker Street (Call Centre), P O Box 13 958, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 3590
Fax: 03 377 0685

Sexual Abuse Survivors Trust
AT The Monarch Centre, Safecare
391 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 5401
Fax: 03 377 5401

Start Inc
(Sexual Abuse Therapy & Rehabilitation Team)
P O Box 21022, St Albans, Christchurch
Phone: 03 355 4414
Fax: 03 355 5804

STOP Programmes
4th / 5th Floors - 160 Manchester Courts, (cnr Manchester and Hereford Sts), P O Box 13 502, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 5010
Fax: 03 374 9030

Support Network for Parents & Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children
(=Sexual Abuse Survivors Trust)
AT The Monarch Centre, Safecare
391 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 5401
Fax: 03 377 5401

Te Puna Oranga
687 Worcester Street, Linwood, P O Box 13 460, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 8472
Fax: 03 381 8473

The Sexual Abuse Centre
159a Gloucester Street, P O Box 4593, Christchurch
Phone/Fax: 03 365 3626


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Violence Prevention Services

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Avenue Counselling Centre
258 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 5165
Fax: 03 379 5172

Catholic Social Services
336 Cashel Street, P O Box 4237, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 0012
Fax: 03 366 9644

Christchurch Women’s Refuge
P O Box 32034, Christchurch
Phone: 03 353 7400
Fax: 03 353 7409

Goals Centre
165 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 4132
Fax: 03 366 4135

He Waka Tapu Trust
161 Pages Road, Aranui, P O Box 15 037, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 3205
Fax: 03 381 3207

Stopping Violence Services
3rd Floor - 160 Manchester Street (cnr Hereford), P O Box 774, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 6266 0r 0800 478 778
Fax: 03 365 6180

Te Puna Oranga
687 Worcester Street, Linwood, P O Box 13 460, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 8472
Fax: 03 381 8473


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Hospital Services

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Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7969

The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7899

Acheron Works
35 Acheron Drive (off Blenheim Road, near Wharenui Road lights)
Phone: 03 341 1960
Fax: 03 341 1961

Acute Inpatient Service
Te Awakura, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7969 ext 33012
Fax: 03 339 1167

Anxiety Disorders Unit
1st floor Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 353 0470
Fax: 03 353 0475

Ashburton Adult Community Psychiatric Service
11 Elizabeth Street, PO Box 409, Ashburton
Phone: (03) 308 7447
Fax: (03) 308 8783

Child and Family Inpatient Unit
C Block, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7680
Fax: 03 337 7681

Child and Family Specialty Service
Whakatata House, corner Cashel and Montreal Streets, Private Bag 4733, Christchurch
Phone: 03 364 0050
Fax: 03 364 0331

Chair of Clinical Directors
Phone: 337 7504
Fax: 377 7509

Christchurch Methadone Programme
CADS Building, Sylvan Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 335 4350
Fax: 03 335 4351

Clinical Research Team
Phone: 03 372 0400
Fax: 03 372 0407

Community Alcohol and Drug Service (CADS)
CADS Building, Sylvan Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 335 4350
Fax: 03 335 4351

Community Intensive Care Team
Acute Inpatient Service, Te Awakura, Hillmorton Hospital, Christchurch
Phone: 03 337 7969 ext 33007
Fax: 03 339 1167

Consumer Advisers
Phone: 03 337 7899 ext 66248
Fax: 03 337 7507

Customer Services/Complaints Management/Interpreter
Level 2, Heathcote Building, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7960 (internal 66960)
Fax: 03 337 7784 (internal 66784)

C Ward
C Block, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7939
Fax: 03 337 7988

Director of Area Mental Health Services
DAMHS Office
Phone: 03 337 7929
Fax: 03 337 7601

Director of Nursing Practice
Phone: 03 337 7500 ext 66391
Fax: 03 337 7507

East Community Psychiatric Service
181-185 Linwood Ave, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 1559
Fax: 03 381 1469

Eating Disorders Service
C Block, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7707
Fax: 03 3377789

Family Mental Health Service
Ferguson Building, Hillmorton Hospital, Sylvan Street, Hillmorton, Christchurch
Phone: 03 335 4150
Fax: 03 335 4156

Family/Whanau Advisor
Phone: 03 337 7899 ext 66267
Fax: 03 337 7507

Forensic Community Team
Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 1148
Fax: 03 339 1149

General Manager
Phone: 03 337 7783
Fax: 03 337 7803

Hereford Centre - Outpatient
253 Cashel Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 2620
Fax: 03 377 1624

Intellectual Disability Community Team
Te Whare Whaiora, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 2860
Fax: 03 339 2869

Intensive Case Management Team
Level 4, Heathcote Building, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 377 7899 ext 67000
Fax: 03 377 7985

Kennedy Inpatient Service
Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 1139
Fax: 03 339 1142

Lincoln Green and Work Solutions
1 Lincoln Road (Cnr Annex & Lincoln Roads)
Phone: 03 338 7068
Fax: 03 338 6857

Long Term Care
Tupuna Villa, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7969 ext 33692
Fax: 03 339 1159

Mothers and Babies Service
C Block, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7846
Fax: 03 337 7988

North Community Psychiatric Service
74 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
Phone: 03 363 1950
Fax: 03 363 1959

Operations Manager
Phone: 337 7504
Fax: 337 7509

Privacy Officer
Phone: 03 337 7731
Fax: 03 364 1456

Psychiatric Service for the Elderly
Phone: 03 337 7969
Fax: 03 337 7998

PSAID(Psychiatric Service For Adults with an Intellectual Disability)
PSAID Assessment, Treatment and Rehabilitation Unit
Aroha Pai, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 2710
Fax: 03 339 2711

PSAID Community Housing
Management, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 1125
Fax: 03 339 1123

PSAID Day Hospital
Aroha Pai, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 1125
Fax: 03 339 1123

PSAID Outpatient Team
Te Whare Whaiora, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 2860
Fax: 03 339 2869

Psychiatric Consultation Service
3rd Floor, 74 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
Phone: 03 363 8100
Fax: 03 363 8101

Psychiatric Emergency Service
Phone: 03 364 0482 or 03 364 0640(After Hours)

Rehabilitation Housing Team
Building No.8, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7969 ext 34108 or 34117 or 34118

Rehabilitation Inpatient Service
Seager Clinic, Ground Floor, Heathcote Building, Princess Margaret Hospita
Phone: 03 337 7704
Fax: 03 337 7759

Rural Adult Community Psychiatric Service
Level 4, Heathcote Building, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Freephone: 0800 278 827
Phone: 03 337 7980 (Christchurch)
Fax: 03 337 7981

South Community Psychiatric Service
74 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
Phone: 03 363 1950
Fax: 03 363 1959

Te Kahui Kaumatua
Phone: 03 339 2865
Fax: 03 338 1149

Te Korowai Atawhai (Maori Mental Health)
Te Kai Arahi Tikanga Hauora (Clinical Head) - Phil Patira
Te Pakeke - Lucy Bush
Te Korowai Atawhai, Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: both available by pager through the hospital operator on "0"
Fax: 03 339 1111

Te Whare Hohou Roko
Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7969 ext 33962
Fax: 03 339 0314

Te Whare Manaaki Forensic Unit
Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7969 ext 33440
Fax: 03 339 0314

Te Whare Mauri Ora (Forensic Rehabilitation Unit)
Hillmorton Hospital
Phone: 03 339 1145
Fax: 03 339 1147

Totara House
194 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 9733
Fax: 03 377 9713

West Community Psychiatric Service
173 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
Phone: 03 343 0836
Fax: 03 343 0664

Youth Day Programme
93 Cashmere Road, Christchurch
Phone: 03 337 7321
Fax: 03 337 7329

Youth Inpatient Unit
C Block, The Princess Margaret Hospital
Phone: 03 337 7773
Fax: 03 337 7903

Youth Specialty Service
35 Sylvan Street, Addington, Christchurch
Phone: 03 339 1126
Fax: 03 339 1127


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Pacific Peoples Services

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Community Law Centre Canterbury
281 Madras Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6870
Fax: 03 366 6631

Pacific Trust Canterbury
163 Worcester Street, P O Box 13 285, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 3900
Fax: 03 366 3901

Public Health Nursing Service
Burwood Hospital, Private Bag 4708, Christchurch
Phone: 03 383 6877
Fax: 03 383 6878

Waipuna Youth and Community Trust
[Administration/Youth Support Services]
56 Shirley Road, P O Box 35 133, Christchurch
Phone: 03 386 2159
Fax: 03 386 2158
[Young Parents Support Service]
166 North Parade, P O Box 35 133, Christchurch
Phone: 03 386 2139
Fax: 03 386 2138


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Needs Assessment & Coordination Services

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Catholic Social Services
336 Cashel Street, P O Box 4237, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 0012
Fax: 03 366 9644

Lifelinks
205 Salisbury Street, P O Box 2379, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 9593 or 0800 866 877
Fax: 03 365 5244

Needs Coordination Centre
P O Box 800, Christchurch
Phone: 03 337 7936 or 0800 822 282
Fax: 03 337 8866

New Harvest Trust
162 Lincoln Road, Christchurch
Phone: 03 980 4689 or 980 4682
Fax: 03 980 4673

Sexual Abuse Survivors Trust
AT The Monarch Centre, Safecare
391 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 5401
Fax: 03 377 5401

Te Toiora Arotake Te Runaka Ki Otautahi O Kai Tahu
5th Floor, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 895, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 6901 or 0800 Toiora (864672)
Fax: 03 365 6902


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Maori Health Services

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Hauora Matauraka
242 Manchester Street, PO Box 1475, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 0490
Fax: 03 374 0499

He Oranga Pounamu
186 - 188 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 353 4370
Fax: 03 374 5962

He Waka Tapu Trust
161 Pages Road, Aranui, P O Box 15 037, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 3205
Fax: 03 381 3207

Maori Disabilities and Resource Centre
202 Milton Street, Beckenham, (P. O. Box 22407, High Street) Christchurch
Phone: 03 337 8013
Fax: 03 337 8012

Plunket Postnatal Adjustment Programme
221 Oxford Terrace, P O Box 13 403, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 1646
Fax: 03 365 1647

Purapura Whetu Trust
173 Cashel Street, Level 2, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 8001
Fax: 03 379 8003

Rehua Marae Services
Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Road, Christchurch/Otautahi
Phone: 03 355 5615
Fax: 03 355 4964

Te Awa O Te Ora - Kaupapa Maori
192 Worcester Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 2053 0r 03 379 2061
Fax: 03 379 2051

Te Kakakura Trust
5th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 070, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7200
Fax: 03 379 7201

Te Pito Ora
1032 Colombo Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 7513
Fax: 03 365 9698

Te Puna Oranga
687 Worcester Street, Linwood, P O Box 13 460, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 8472
Fax: 03 381 8473

Te Rito Arahi
194 Madras Street, P O Box 13 274, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 5709
Fax: 03 379 5070

Te Toiora Arotake Te Runaka Ki Otautahi O Kai Tahu
5th Floor, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 895, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 6901 or 0800 Toiora (864672)
Fax: 03 365 6902

Te Whare Roimata
274 Gloucester Street, P O Box 32 129, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 5134
Fax: 03 365 5191


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Gay and Lesbian Services

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Avenue Counselling Centre
258 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 5165
Fax: 03 379 5172

Gay and Lesbian Line
P O Box 25 165, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 4796

Pink Health Otautahi
Community and Public Health (CPH), P O Box 1475, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 9480 ext 755
Fax: 03 379 6125

Pink Pages
Community and Public Health (CPH), P O Box 1475, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 9480 ext. 755
Fax: 03 379 6125

Q’Topia
Phone: 03 379 1953

Rainbow House Otautahi (Agender Christchurch and the Omnigender Foundation)
443 Tuam Street, Linwood, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 7423 / 025 6057937

Women’s Centre Inc
2nd Floor, 134 Manchester Street, P O Box 13 476, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7047
Fax: 03 379 7447


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Family Services

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Al-Anon Alateen and Adult Children
Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 2219
Fax: 03 366 8535

Autism New Zealand Inc - Canterbury Branch
P O Box 7435, Christchurch
Phone: 03 332 6565
Fax: 03 332 6570

Autlink Foundation
77 Wrights Road, P O Box 9374, Addington, Christchurch
Phone: 03 338 8044
Fax: 03 338 8043

Barnardos
Phone: 03 365 3923
Fax: 03 365 3927

Brain Injury Association (Canterbury) Inc
Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3262
Fax: 03 365 3269

Caring for Carers
4th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 8426
Fax: 03 377 8420

Catholic Social Services
336 Cashel Street, P O Box 4237, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 0012
Fax: 03 366 9644

Children in Need Foundation
P O Box 5566, Papanui, Christchurch
Phone: 0800 466 333 - 0800 INNEED (outside Christchurch)
Phone/Fax: 03 354 6674

Childwise - Methodist Mission
309 Durham Street, P O Box 1449, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 8839
Fax: 03 366 6650

Child, Youth and Family
Christchurch City - Level 2, 195 Hereford Street, P O Box 940, Christchurch
Papanui - 7 Winston Ave, PO Box 5334, Christchurch
Sydenham - Cnr Elgin & Colombo Sts, P O Box 7162, Christchurch
Phone: 0508 326 459
Fax: 09 914 1211

Cholmondeley Children’s Home
6 Merlincote Crescent, P O Box 12 276, Governers Bay, Christchurch
Phone: 03 329 9832
Fax: 03 329 9781

Christchurch Budget Service
141 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 3422
Fax: 03 366 3074

Christchurch City Mission
275 Hereford Street, P O Box 1032, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 0635
Fax: 03 366 7100

Community Law Canterbury
281 Madras Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6870
Fax: 03 366 6631

Cross Over Trust
237 Lyttelton Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 338 5288 or 021 229 0329

Depression Support Network
Level 4, Latimer View House, 215 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 8083
Fax: 03 366 8072

Eating Awareness Team
Caretakers Cottage, Cnr Cloucester and Montreal Street, P O Box 4520, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 7725 or 0800 690 233
Fax: 03 366 7720

Eleazar Family Support Trust
RD4, Rangiora
Phone: 03 312 8749
Fax: 03 312 8769

Familial Trust
6 Wilsons Road, St Martins, Christchurch
Phone: 03 981 1093 or 942 1693
Fax: 03 942 1093

Father and Child Trust
1/369 Hereford Street, P O Box 26040, Christchurch
Phone: 03 982 2440
Fax: 03 982 2441

Gain Canterbury
22 Oakfield Street, Burnside, P O Box 29-545, Fendalton Mall, Christchurch 8030
Phone: 03 358 4507 or 021 405039
Fax: 03 358 4506

Goals Centre
165 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 4132
Fax: 03 366 4135

He Waka Tapu Trust
161 Pages Road, Aranui, P O Box 15 037, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 3205
Fax: 03 381 3207

Home and Family Counselling and Education Centre
221 Manchester Street, P O Box 287 - Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 5645
Fax: 03 366 7371

Manuka Cottage - Addington Community House
45 Dickens Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 338 1613
Fax: 03 338 1623

Open Home Foundation
Level 2, 160 Manchester Street, P O Box 13 0074, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 5977
Fax: 03 365 5628

Otautahi Social Services
250 Pages Road, P O Box 15 009, Christchurch
Phone: 03 388 6672
Fax: 03 388 6673

Overeaters Anonymous
P O Box 2451, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3812

Parent to Parent
P O Box 20, Timaru
Phone: 0508 727 228
Fax: 03 688 1518

Pillars
28 Hereford Street, P O Box 21 065, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 3990
Fax: 03 377 3991

Post Abortion Trauma Healing Service
P O Box 1557, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7710
Fax: 03 980 4589

Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island)
P O Box 13 171, Christchurch
Phone: 03 363 8206
Fax: 03 379 6235

Public Health Nursing Service
Burwood Hospital, Private Bag 4708, Christchurch
Phone: 03 383 6877
Fax: 03 383 6878

Purapura Whetu Trust
173 Cashel Street, Level 2, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 8001
Fax: 03 379 8003

Salvation Army Community and Family Services -- Number 17 House
Number 17 House, 17 Southampton Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 331 7483
Fax: 03 331 7619

Schizophrenia Fellowship (NZ) Inc
National Office
Level 1, 147 Kilmore Street, P O Box 593, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 1909 or 0800 500 363
Fax: 03 379 2322

Skylight
P O Box 7309, Wellington South
Phone: 04 939 6767 or 0800 299100
Fax: 04 939 4759

Solo Women As Parents (SWAP)
70 Springfield Road, P O Box 21 366, Edgeware, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 8540
Fax: 03 365 4009

Start Inc
(Sexual Abuse Therapy & Rehabilitation Team)
P O Box 21022, St Albans, Christchurch
Phone: 03 355 4414
Fax: 03 355 5804

Support Network for Parents & Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children
(=Sexual Abuse Survivors Trust)
AT The Monarch Centre, Safecare
391 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 5401
Fax: 03 377 5401

Te Whare Roopu O Oterepo - Waltham Community Cottage
201 Hastings Street East, Christchurch
Phone: 03 942 2173
Fax: 03 942 6073

Te Whare Taonga O Nga Iwi Katoa - Linwood Resource Centre
332 Linwood Avenue, Christchurch
Phone: 03 981 5594
Fax: 03 981 5589

The Caroline Reid Charitable Foundation
23 Cobham Street, Spreydon, Christchurch 8002
Phone: 03 338 7285

Waipuna Youth and Community Trust
[Administration/Youth Support Services]
56 Shirley Road, P O Box 35 133, Christchurch
Phone: 03 386 2159
Fax: 03 386 2158
[Young Parents Support Service]
166 North Parade, P O Box 35 133, Christchurch
Phone: 03 386 2139
Fax: 03 386 2138


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Employment Services

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Catapult Employment Services Trust
Level 1, 111-115 Cashel Street, P O Box 730, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 7005
Fax: 03 365 7006

Christchurch City Mission
275 Hereford Street, P O Box 1032, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 0635
Fax: 03 366 7100

ComCare Trust
251 Lichfield Street, P O Box 22 004, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 7020
Fax: 03 377 7021

New Harvest Trust
162 Lincoln Road, Christchurch
Phone: 03 980 4689 or 980 4682
Fax: 03 980 4673

PATHS (Providing Access to Health Solutions)
Level 3 - Latimer View House, 215 Gloucester Street, C/- MHERC PO Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 5022 or 021 370064(Mental Health Community Coordinator)
Fax: 03 365 5345

Richmond NZ
ADULT SERVICE CHRISTCHURCH (ASC)
224 Lichfield Street, P O Box 27 060, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 9847
Fax: 03 374 9846

Vision Employment Support Services
3rd Floor, 217 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 099, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3525
Fax: 03 365 3585

Workbridge
Cnr Armagh & Durham Streets, P O Box 643, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 2188
Fax: 03 377 2176

Working Lives
P O Box 511, Christchurch
Phone: 021 123 0949

Workwise Employment Agency
279 Cashel Street, P O Box 22 508, High Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 9989
Fax: 03 365 7781


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Education Services

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198 Youth Health Centre
198 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 4800
Fax: 03 379 4847

Autism New Zealand Inc - Canterbury Branch
P O Box 7435, Christchurch
Phone: 03 332 6565
Fax: 03 332 6570

Barnardos
Phone: 03 365 3923
Fax: 03 365 3927

Bipolar Support Canterbury
2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 25 068, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 5815
Fax: 03 365 5345

Brain Injury Association (Canterbury) Inc
Christchurch Community House, 141 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3262
Fax: 03 365 3269

Caring for Carers
4th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 8426
Fax: 03 377 8420

Catholic Social Services
336 Cashel Street, P O Box 4237, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 0012
Fax: 03 366 9644

Cholmondeley Children’s Home
6 Merlincote Crescent, P O Box 12 276, Governers Bay, Christchurch
Phone: 03 329 9832
Fax: 03 329 9781

ComCare Trust
251 Lichfield Street, P O Box 22 004, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 7020
Fax: 03 377 7021

Community Health Information Centre
76 Chester Street East, Christchurch
Phone: 03 364 7844
Fax: 03 379 6125

Community and Public Health
76 Chester Street East, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 9480
Fax: 03 379 6125

Community Law Canterbury
281 Madras Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6870
Fax: 03 366 6631

Depression Support Network
Level 4, Latimer View House, 215 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 8083
Fax: 03 366 8072

Disability Information Service
314 Worcester Street, P O Box 32 074, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6189 or 0800 347 2424
Fax: 03 379 5939

Eating Awareness Team
Caretakers Cottage, Cnr Cloucester and Montreal Street, P O Box 4520, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 7725 or 0800 690 233
Fax: 03 366 7720

Familial Trust
6 Wilsons Road, St Martins, Christchurch
Phone: 03 981 1093 or 942 1693
Fax: 03 942 1093

Gain Canterbury
22 Oakfield Street, Burnside, P O Box 29-545, Fendalton Mall, Christchurch 8030
Phone: 03 358 4507 or 021 405039
Fax: 03 358 4506

Hauora Matauraka
242 Manchester Street, PO Box 1475, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 0490
Fax: 03 374 0499

Home and Family Counselling and Education Centre
221 Manchester Street, P O Box 287 - Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 5645
Fax: 03 366 7371

Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (MHERC)
2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 5344
Freephone: 0800 424 399
Fax: 03 365 5345

Mental Health Foundation of NZ
4th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 6936
Fax: 03 365 5079

Overeaters Anonymous
P O Box 2451, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3812

Peeto
201 Peterborough Street, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 2890
Fax: 03 377 2924

Petersgate Counselling and Education Centre
29 Yaldhurst Road, Upper Riccarton, P O Box 6088, Christchurch
Phone: 03 343 3391
Fax: 08 326 1933

Plunket Postnatal Adjustment Programme
221 Oxford Terrace, P O Box 13 403, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 1646
Fax: 03 365 1647

Post Abortion Trauma Healing Service
P O Box 1557, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7710
Fax: 03 980 4589

Presbyterian Support (Upper South Island)
P O Box 13 171, Christchurch
Phone: 03 363 8206
Fax: 03 379 6235

Problem Gambling Foundation
329 Durham Street, PO Box 13 094, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 2824
Fax: 03 379 4334

Public Health Nursing Service
Burwood Hospital, Private Bag 4708, Christchurch
Phone: 03 383 6877
Fax: 03 383 6878

Purapura Whetu Trust
173 Cashel Street, Level 2, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 8001
Fax: 03 379 8003

Quiet Minds Mental Health Radio
[Saturdays 96.9FM 1.00pm]
C/- Mental Health Education and Resource Centre(MHERC), 2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: C/- 03 365 5344
Fax: C/- 03 365 5345

Rehua Marae Services
Rehua Marae, 79 Springfield Road, Christchurch/Otautahi
Phone: 03 355 5615
Fax: 03 355 4964

Relationship Services
Level 5, 249 Madras Street, P O Box 1018, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 8804
Fax: 03 365 1449

Safer Streets Christchurch
1/22 Walker Street (Call Centre), P O Box 13 958, Christchurch
Phone: 03 374 3590
Fax: 03 377 0685

Schizophrenia Fellowship - Canterbury Branch
Bradshaw Terrace, Riccarton, P O Box 80050, Christchurch
Phone/Fax: 03 348 7139

Sexual Abuse Survivors Trust
AT The Monarch Centre, Safecare
391 Durham Street North, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 5401
Fax: 03 377 5401

Skylight
P O Box 7309, Wellington South
Phone: 04 939 6767 or 0800 299100
Fax: 04 939 4759

Solo Women As Parents (SWAP)
70 Springfield Road, P O Box 21 366, Edgeware, Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 8540
Fax: 03 365 4009

Southern Consumer Network Trust
4th Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 4046
Fax: 03 365 4047

Start Inc
(Sexual Abuse Therapy & Rehabilitation Team)
P O Box 21022, St Albans, Christchurch
Phone: 03 355 4414
Fax: 03 355 5804

TABS - Trauma After Birth Stress
P O Box 18 002, Glen Innes, Auckland

Te Puna Oranga
687 Worcester Street, Linwood, P O Box 13 460, Christchurch
Phone: 03 381 8472
Fax: 03 381 8473

Te Whare Roopu O Oterepo - Waltham Community Cottage
201 Hastings Street East, Christchurch
Phone: 03 942 2173
Fax: 03 942 6073

Toughlove Region 6 Upper South Island
Whareora House, 8 Athelstan Street, P O Box 33 185, Christchurch
Phone: 03 337 9452
Fax: 03 337 9482

Towards Social Confidence
2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 377 9665
Fax: 03 365 5345

Voice
C/- P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: C/- 03 365 5344
Fax: C/- 03 365 5345

W.E.L. Trust
2nd Floor, Securities House, 221 Gloucester Street, P O Box 13 167, Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 8038
Fax: 03 365 6039

Women’s Centre Inc
2nd Floor, 134 Manchester Street, P O Box 13 476, Christchurch
Phone: 03 379 7047
Fax: 03 379 7447

Your Studio Trust
Room 214, 1st Floor - Cranmer Centre, Cnr Montreal & Armagh Sts, C/- P O Box 26 091 (Attn Fiona Walker), Christchurch
Phone: 03 365 3701


For further information:
Visit Mental Health Education and Resource Centre (Christchurch and the Southern Region)
or
Contact each Mental Health Service (Mental Health Service Provider).

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