"Whaia te pae tawhiti kia mau, ko te pae tata whakamauakia tina, hui e tāiki e"
Pursue the distant horizons of your aspirations, hold fast to those you achieve.

All Right?: Fancy a winter wander?

Winter survival tips from All Right? ❄️

June is here and winter with it. Longer nights and shorter, colder days can be a challenge but there are things we can all do to take extra special care of ourselves:

  • Take a wintry stroll since being out and about in nature is great for your mental health. Why not rug up warm, go for a walk, and take some time to admire something beautiful on the way.
  • Head indoors with friends. Winter is the perfect time to have some friends over to share some baking, have a potluck tea, or play a game of cards. Catching up with mates is one of the best things you do for your mental health.
  • Have a good boogie.
    Researchers in 2013 showed that listening to upbeat or cheery music significantly improved participant’s mood.
  • Keep discovering.
    Learning something new stimulates your mind - whether it’s finding a new favourite author, learning a new instrument, or mastering your te reo.
  • Share some kindness. Even the little things we do can make a big difference to someone’s day. Doing something nice for a friend, or a stranger, doesn’t just benefit them. Being kind produces two 'feel good' chemicals that help you feel happier, calmer, and more energetic.

Surfer going down to the beach. Source: Sarah Gallagher.

Welcome to Healthy Christchurch

Healthy Christchurch is a CDHB-led intersectoral collaborative partnership based on the WHO Healthy Cities model.

The key idea is that all sectors and groups have a role to play in creating a healthy city, whether their specific focus is recreation, employment, youth, environmental enhancement, transport, housing or any other aspect of city life.

This intersectoral initiative aims at foster collaboration between organisations who have signed The Healthy Christchurch Charter.

Read the Healthy Christchurch Charter.

There are currently over 200 Charter Signatories, ranging from government agencies, businesses, voluntary sector groups, networks and residents associations. The specialist focus of the signatories ranges from children's welfare to sport, from the arts to literacy.

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News headlines from Healthy Christchurch and from Healthy Christchurch signatories. For more news click here.

  • Closure of the Canterbury Migrant Centre Trust

    Message from George Clark - Managing Trustee of the Canterbury Migrant Centre Trust It is with sadness that we announce that the Canterbury Migrant Centre Trust will close operations from Friday 26th May 2017
  • Get your flu shot early and stay well this winter

    Canterbury DHB media release: 1st May 2017 The colder, damper weather signals it’s time again to get your flu vaccine and give yourself your best shot of staying well this winter
  • Joint study into Tutaepatu lagoon water quality research

    University of Canterbury media release: 21st June 2017 University of Canterbury (UC) researchers are launching a joint study into the water quality and its effects on freshwater fish fauna, mahinga kai and wider ecosystems in Tūtaepatu Lagoon
  • Upcoming seminars on fresh water in Selwyn Waihora Zone

    Rivers have gone dry, lakes have had algal blooms, new irrigation schemes are advancing… what does it all mean?  The Selwyn Waihora Zone Committee is hosting fortnightly seminar series beginning on Thursday 22nd June 2017 to look a little deeper into what
  • Help plan the future of Banks Peninsula parks

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 21st June 2017 Christchurch City Council wants to hear your ideas for how two large reserves on Banks Peninsula should be managed
  • OVTRK Forum: Celebrating Matariki and Voices of the Third Sector

    The One Voice Te Reo Kotahi (OVTRK) Organising Group would like to invite you to join them at their 2017 open Forum: Celebrating Matariki and the Voices of the Third Sector Date and Time: Thursday 29th June 2017, from 6
  • New toolkit to help schools support student wellbeing

    Canterbury DHB media release: 21st June 2017 All Right? has launched a free wellbeing toolkit to support young people with their mental health and wellbeing
  • Council votes to fund New Brighton hot pools

    Christchurch City Council Newsline: 20th June 2016 Work on the New Brighton hot pools will push ahead following today’s Christchurch City Council decision to approve an additional $11.2 million to fund the project
  • HEEADSSSSS Workshop: Skills for working with young people

    Have you had trouble communicating with young people? Have you had trouble communicating with young people? The brains of young people are mysterious - how do you know what is going on? Have you had that feeling - I want to help these young people but the

Healthy Christchurch Champions

  • Canterbury District Health Board
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Environment Canterbury
  • Ministry of Health
  • Ngai Tahu
  • NZ Police
  • Pegasus Health
  • University of Otago, Christchurch