Keeping warm and well this winter is the current focus for many
organisations and individuals. Healthy Christchurch wants to
support this by acting as a portal to share information and
planning activities. We aim to support those organisations
working with and alongside individuals in the community.
When thinking about warmth and wellness during winter, it is
about more than just warm homes. Other things to consider and
plan for include:
- fuel security
- social isolation
- mental well-being
- immunisations, and
This section of the Healthy Christchurch website aims to provide
accessible and relevant information so that agencies and
individuals have a way of knowing what winter-related services are
available within the community. It is also a place to share
existing or upcoming winter-focussed programmes you are involved
with, to assist individuals and communities to manage during the
coming cold months.
Christchurch would love to know about your winter-specific
activities to help more people know what is available to help
them during what can be a difficult time.
Resources to help keep you warm and well this winter
one of the Stay Warm and Well this Winter leaflets -
updated April 2013:
Download the Winter Warmth and Wellbeing Referrals
Directory - updated May 2013.
Watch a panel of experts discuss how to make your
home and family warm this winter and ward off winter illness
Discover the Canterbury District Health Board's
position on home heating and air quality [PDF].
Download the free Winter Home Survival Guide from
Get some helpful hints on choosing and using heat
pumps this winter (Energy Wise NZ).
Warmer Canterbury Working Group
The Warmer Canterbury Working Group has been established to
identify and either address or escalate issues facing Canterbury
residents through the cooler months. The working group is made up
of government agencies and community groups that have a
responsibility for sectors of the population; major winter warmth
projects or initiatives, and/or have key links into communities of
Download the Vision of Warmer Canterbury [354KB
Download the Terms of Reference for the Warmer
Canterbury Working Group [171KB PDF].