Healthy Christchurch Signatory List

There are 209 signatory records.

OrganisationContact PeopleDescription
Rainbow Medicine Healing Trust
4a Avoca Valley Road
Heathcote Valley
Christchurch
8022
Phone: 3764324
Fax: 03 376 4325
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Lesley Exeter
3764324
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Our trust works to enhance family unity by bridging and mentoring. We scrapbooking with children and adults to develop their creativity as they make their journey of selfl-discovery, and work through emotional traumas. We help to achieve complete wellbeing within the family/whanau.
Rata Midwives

Christchurch
8024
Phone: 3325702
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Jo Ryde
3325702
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Bringing a new life into this world is a very special time for families. At Midwives on Barrington our aim is to provide you with the care and support you need for a safe and fulfilling pregnancy and birth. What a great start for you and your new baby!
Real Steps
PO Box 76160
Northwood
Christchurch
8548
Phone: 033237212
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Karen Fraser
033237212
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Real Steps is the community outreach of Christchurch North Elim Church. We desire to strengthen families and individuals in our communities through our courses and programmes addressing anger and stress management, low self-esteem, boundary issues, emotional eating, fear and anxiety and grief and loss to name a few. These are designed to equip, support and encourage the power of choice.
Restorative Justice Services Trust
PO Box 29 704
Christchurch
Phone: 03 940 9497
Fax: 03 940 9498
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Jennifer Cato
03 940 9497
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CURRENT STATUS: Limited services available See Action Record for more info. Restorative Justice Services Christchurch practises and promotes restorative justice by giving people the opportunity to take part in restorative justice conferences where victims of crime are given a voice and their questions answered, adult offenders take responsibility for their actions, restitution is discussed and agreed to, healing and forgiveness are encouraged.
Revive and Thrive Coaching
P O Box 19 070
Christchurch
Phone: 384 4145
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Ron Tustin
384 4145

Revive and Thrive Coaching is a coaching, facilitation and consultancy service. Its director Ron Tustin is a public health consultant who specialises in consultancy work in reducing harm from alcohol misuse and gambling in particular as well as other public health issues. Ron has wide experience as a health promotion practitioner and senior manager. Ron is also a quailified CoachU graduate and member of the International Coach Federation. He provides face to face and phone coaching for people who work in health and social service sectors and for people who are going through major work and lifestyle changes.
Richmond New Zealand (formerly Richmond Fellowship)
PO Box 2322
Christchurch
8053
Phone: 357 5776
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Ross Workman
357 5776
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Richmond New Zealand Incorporated is a national provider of community support services supporting those who have health and social needs. We are guided by the belief that, with few exceptions, everyone can live successfully in their community. Services include supported accommodation, home-based support, employment support and day programmes.
Rowley Resource Centre
59 Rowley Avenue
Hoon Hay
Christchurch
8025
Phone: 9601776
Fax: 03 9601786
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Bernard McMillain
9601776
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We offer courses and workshops based on local needs. The centre is open 10am to 3pm and people can drop in for free tea/coffee, a chat, to read the paper or look at the 2nd hand clothes, paperbacks or pamphlets we have available.
Salvation Army Oasis Centre for Problem Gambling
PO Box 21 375
Christchurch
8149
Phone: 3659659
Fax: 03 3657585
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Jody Turner
3659659
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The Oasis Centre for Problem Gambling provides free and confidential counselling service for problem gamblers and those affected by another’s problem gambling. Working with a gambler’s family is as important as working with the problem gambler. Group work is part of the service offered. In addiction, the Oasis staff work at a community and political level to support healthy changes to the gambling environment. The Oasis Centre is part of the Salvation Army Addictions Services with centres in the major New Zealand cities. Referral is simply by phoning the centre. Appointments can be made within a week.
Sarona Community Trust
26 Cedars STreet
Christchurch
8025
Phone: 03 3382677
Fax: 03 3382677
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Anthony McCormick
03 3382677
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As a Christian Mental Health Residential Service, we offer living skills activities and other programmes in a safe and caring environment. We also promote community participation at all levels. The trained staff work on a one to one basis whereby empowering and developing the strengths of the individual concerned. We also offer carer support.
ScreenSouth Ltd
P O Box 25 087
Victoria Street
Christchurch
8144
Phone: 03 365 5287
Fax: 03 379 6130
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Deborah Talaga
03 365 5287
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ScreenSouth is a non-profit organization whose function is to administer breast screening across the upper and lower South Island. ScreenSouth is also responsible for administration of the National Cervical Screening Programme in Canterbury and South Canterbury.
Shirley Community Trust
PO Box 35-002
Christchurch
8640
Phone: 03 981 5521
Fax: 03 981 3456
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Shirley Community Mary Hussey
03 981 5521
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The Shirley Community Trust (SCT) is part of St Stephens Anglican Church social ministry in the Shirley area.
SigJaws Trust
301 Tuam Street
Christchurch
8011
Phone: 940 9470
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Mr Gary Watts
940 9470
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SigJaws Trust is a Community based organisation specifically designed to assist people (including similar organisations) who experience severe difficulties and/or major personal hardship.
Smokefree Canterbury



Smokefree Canterbury is a group of people representing various agencies that aims to contribute to smokefree action in the Canterbury region. The group provides the opportunity to network, work on joint projects, to advocate and share resources.
Social Equity & Wellbeing Network (SEWN)

Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Phone: 03 366 2050
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Sharon Torstonson
021 224 0108
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Our purpose is to promote social equity, justice and wellbeing by advocating on issues, empowering groups and facilitating collaboration in the social services sector.
Soil and Health Association (Christchurch/Waitaha Branch)

Christchurch
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Sarah Butterfield
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Healthy Soil, Healthy Food, Healthy People. Monthly public meetings to promote this concept and inform people on all aspects of organics and its benefits. Quarterly branch magazine $10 per annum "Organic Matters" or $5 for email only.
South New Brighton Ratepayers Association
85 Estuary Road
Christchurch
8061
Phone: 388 4875
Chris O'Brien
388 4875

Keeping area residents informed, maintaining a healthy community and community development.
Sport Canterbury
PO Box 2606
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 3735060
Fax: 03 3870284
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Vicki Cowley
3735060
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Julyan Falloon
3735034
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Chris Hutchinson
3735060
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Sport Canterbury is one of New Zealand's 17 Regional Sports Trusts committed to promoting sport and physical activity through clubs, schools and regional organisations as well as through their own initiatives. Sport Canterbury enjoys great reach into our local communities and plays a leading role in promoting active healthy lifestyles. Chief Executive, Selwyn Maister and the team at Sport Canterbury are committed to working in partnership with the Christchurch City Council and all the other relevant agencies in Christchurch to provide information and services across the whole field of sport and physical recreation in the city.
St Albans Residents Association (SARA)
PO Box 21 102
Christchurch
Phone: 3742465
Fax: 03 3742467
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Christoph Hensche
3742465
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Jacqueline Newbound
3742465
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Emma Twaddell
03 374 2465
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CURRENT STATUS: Centre closed but operating at another site. See Action Record for more info. The St Albans Residents Association is not just a residents' group that 'reacts' to issues but also is 'proactive' in promoting the wellbeing of the St Albans suburb through community development for all groups.
St Nicholas Youth Trust
231 Barrington Street
Christchurch
8024
Phone: 3322167

3322167

Provide leadership and resources for young people and their families in SW Christchurch (e.g youth groups, mentoring). Organisation currently in recess.
Stand Children's Services
PO Box 30055
Barrington
Christchurch
8244
Phone: 03 332 2541
Fax: 03 332 9615
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Trevor Batin
03 332 2541
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CURRENT STATUS: Open, accepting referrals Stand Children’s Services provides: • Support for children who have experienced trauma, and their families, in residential and home settings • Social Workers in Schools • Family Therapy Service
START Inc
PO Box 21022
Edgeware
Christchurch
8143
Phone: 355 4414
Fax: 03 355 5804
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Maggy Tai Rakena
021-0253-4425

CURRENT STATUS: Limited services available Still in process of re-establishing facilities as usual building yellow stickered Temporary buildings at same site in process of set up. Existing clients being attended to. START Inc offers a quality counselling service free of charge to children, young people, adults and their whanau who have disclosed sexual abuse. In addition START Inc provides low cost education to members of the professional and general community and a consultation service for those who have concerns about sexual abuse
Stay On Your Feet Steering Group
P O Box 13171
Christchurch
8140


Stay on Your Feet Canterbury is a falls prevention programme which aims to reduce the incidence of falls among older people (65+) in Canterbury. Representatives from a wide range of community and health agencies have formed a Steering Group and various working parties to advance the programme goals through what is proving to be a very positive and effective community and health promotion model. The Steering Group’s strategies centre around: 1.Reducing modifiable risk factors. 2. Raising awareness (in all sectors) of the issue of falls among older people. 3. Providing leadership and coordination for those with an interest in preventing falls among older people. 4.Promoting good health and positive ageing for older people. 5.Research, recording and evaluation. The programme has based its approach and interventions on the experience, research and evaluation of both the Australian Stay on Your Feet model and the Otago Home Exercise Programme.
Step Ahead Trust
PO Box 32 025
Christchurch
8147
Phone: 3894001
Fax: 03 3894042
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Helen McLaughlin
3894001
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Chris O'Brien
3894001
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Step Ahead provides community-based Activity and pre-Vocational rehabilitation services for people with mental illness throughout Christchurch and rural Canterbury. The organisation is underpinned by a strong empowerment philosophy which sees members involved at every level from governance and planning to organising and leading activities. Step Ahead has been successfully providing programmes which make a positive difference in people’s lives for over 20 years.
Stepping Stone Trust
PO Box 12219
Christchurch
8242
Phone: 337 6644
Fax: 03 337 6648
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337 6644
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CURRENT STATUS: FULLY OPERATIONAL Mental health residential, respite and community support service. Provide services for more than 200 clients per week throughout Canterbury. Employ a range of health professionals including nurses, social workers, counsellors etc. Emphasis upon youth and young adults but provide services for those aged 14 - 65.
Stopping Violence Services (Chch) Inc
PO Box 774
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 365 6266
Fax: 03 365 6180
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365 6266
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Status: Limited Services as building in red zone. SVS offers a range of services to men, women and youths who wish to stop their violence and abuse. Services are also available for women whose behaviour is harmful to others.A range of services is also available to victims of violent and abusive relationships.Groups programmes are our preferred way of working, however individual programmes are available in special conditions i.e.cognitive ability, work clashes, sexual orientation, English is not their first language, disability, head injury.SVS workers are men and women from many different backgrounds who have undergone extensive training and been accredited for this work.
Sumner Community Residents Association
PO Box 17608
Sumner
Christchurch
8840
Phone: 03 3267817
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Marnie Kent
03 3267817
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The Sumner Community Residents' Assoication is committed to a vision of Sumner as a unique seaside village that is a lively and prosperous community. The Sumner Community Residents' Association will act as a conduit for the community and external stakeholders and also support and enable the aspirations of individuals and groups within the community.
Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch (SOC Inc)
PO Box 2216
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 021 0437128
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Dave Evans
021 0437128
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Sustainable Otautahi Christchurch (SOC) is an incorporated membership society, formed in 2005, which carries on the vision of two previous local voluntary organisations, Sustainable Cities Trust and Christchurch-Otautahi Agenda 21 Forum. Former members of both those groups are involved, along with a new generation of Christchurch people, who work towards the bold vision of Christchurch people “practicing, living and demonstrating sustainability in all that they do.” SOC’s registered charitable aim, which recognises Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi as a foundation, is to actively contribute within Otautahi-Christchurch to opportunities and means for achievement of long term sustainability. In trying to make a difference, and head that direction, SOC members seek to: ensure that all people have their basic needs satisfied, so that they can live in dignity, in healthy communities, while having the minimum adverse impact on natural systems both now and in the future.
Target Zero
PO Box 73041
Christchurch
8154
Phone: 941 8999
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Lisa deHaan
941 8999
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Target Zero is a Christchurch City Council resource efficiency/waste minimisation initiative working with Christchurch businesses to save money and reduce environmental impacts. The goal is innovative, profitable and accountable businesses that integrate sustainable economic, social and environmental values in their thinking, decision making and behaviour.
Te Mataariki Whaioranga Trust
PO Box 20254
Christchurch
8543
Phone: 3850815
Fax: 03 3749301
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Ateremu McNeill
3850815
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The Mataariki Whaioranga Trust is currently developing a range of services to enhance the well-being and educational opportunities for Rangatahi and their Whanau.
Te Puawaitanga Ki Otautahi Trust
PO Box 16886
Hornby
Christchurch
Phone: 03 3445062
Fax: 03 3490645
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Alison Bourn
03 3445062
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Te Puawaitanga Ki Otautahi Trust is a leading Kaupapa Maori Provider dedicated to improving, promoting and delivering health care and education in the community.
Te Rangimarie Centre
PO Box 32 056
Linwood
Christchurch
8147
Phone: 03 379 8596

03 379 8596

Te Runanga O Nga Maata Waka
P O Box 15057
Christchurch
8643
Phone: 3826628
Fax: 03 3651253
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Norm Dewes
3826628
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Te Runanga O Nga Maata Waka is people-driven and delivers health, education and a host of community services. It aims to take mainstream values and fit them to Maori values, to assist the Maori population to attain the highest possible levels of education and to unify all Tangata Whenua.
Te Runanga O Ngai Tahu
P O Box 13 046
Christchurch
8141
Phone: 03 366 4344
Fax: 03 365 4424
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Chief Executive Arihia Bennett MNZM
03 366 4344
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Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu works on behalf of the iwi to manage the collective assets of Ngai Tahu whanui and to promote and ensure the interests and aspirations of Ngai Tahu whanui. Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu will also work to ensure that these interests and aspirations are met in terms of our rights as members of New Zealand and global society aligning with our vision of Tino Rangatiratanga Mo tatou, a, ka mo uri a muri ake nei by contributing to the following outcomes that enfold the essential components of the vision: Ngai Tahu whanui are culturally enriched Ngai Tahu whanui live long and live well Ngai Tahu whanui lead the future
Te Runanga o Ngati Kahungunu

Christchurch
Phone: 385 4086
Merv Hawkins
385 4086

Herbie Timu
385 4086

A range of social services which include Agriculture (gardens), prison support, hospital visits, family guidance and support all voluntarily. Our focus is to help and share with others what we have to offer.
Te Whare Awhero/The Hope Centre

Hornby
Christchurch
Phone: 03 967 4673
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Kirstin Dingwall-Okoye
03 967 4673
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Kerrie van Woerden
967 4673
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Te Whare Awhero/The Hope Centre is a holistic health centre that serves the community by providing free counselling and meditation, social workers, community development projects, research and community meeting/office space.
Tenants Protection Association
Rooms 3 & 4 at 301 Tuam Street
Christchurch
8011
Phone: 03 379 2297
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Ali Brunel
03 379 2297
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Helen Gatonyi
03-379-2297
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CURRENT STATUS: All services operating. TPA are operating out of Rooms 3 & 4 at 301 Tuam Street. Tenants can also phone our advice line 03 3792297, email info@tpa.org.nz , look on our website www.tpa.org.nz or facebook Tenants Protection Association. TPA is a community agency that promotes and advances the rights, interests and welfare of rental tenants.
The Akina Foundation

8011
Phone: 021 326 990
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Sean Barnes
021 326 990
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Our mission is to grow the emerging New Zealand social enterprise sector by supporting social enterprise, activating talent, raising awareness, building capability, and developing opportunities for social enterprise.
The Giggles
10 Reeves Road
Opawa
Christchurch
8023
Phone: 03 980 3681
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Hannah Airey
021998109
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“The Giggles Laughter Workshops” present innovative, dynamic stress management and team building workshops by using a powerful combination of positive psychology and laughter. This instantly connects people, breaks down barriers and creates a positive environment. When this is done through something as fun and as simple as unconditional laughter, it is so empowering for the individuals. It is also perfect for those of us who have been through the stress and trauma of the earthquakes. We help people get in touch with themselves again and give them tools to take away, which they can use in all spheres of their lives. Our workshops are ideal for all organisations and support groups.”
The Howard League for Penal Reform - Canterbury Branch
PO Box 2912
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 03 377 0313
Fax: 03 077 0318
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Kathy Dunstall
03 377 0313
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Dr Jarrod Gilbert
021 614 108
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A penal reform organisation dating from 1866, named after John Howard, an early penal reformer in Britain. Active in Christchurch for 50 years from 1924 to 1974. Re-launched February 1998 to continue working for humane and effective reform of the penal system. Aim The Howard League works to promote open and rational debate on issues of crime, punishment, rehabilitation and alternatives to prison in New Zealand. How does the Howard League work? By monitoring and reporting on what happens across the justice system - the police, courts and prisons. By preparing and producing accurate information in the way of fact sheets, projects, articles and papers. By writing submissions on proposed changes to the law. By releasing press statements and responding to media enquiries on penal matters. By holding regular meetings to which members may attend as observers. By producing a regular Newsletter for members and supporters.
The Just Dirt Trust

Phone: 03 3856894
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Selwyn Eagle
03 3856894
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We assist folk to get involved in their community, with gardening and other fun activities.
The Salvation Army Hope Centre
PO Box 1015
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 3668128
Fax: 03 3668295
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3668128

CURRENT STATUS: Most services operating See action record: EQ Update Status for all services update. The Salvation Army Hope Centre provides foodbank, budget, family mentoring programme, advocacy, job search assistance as well as weekly community activities. Some activities are at certain times of the week, please phone for up to date times.
The Village Presbyterian Church and Community Centre
P O Box 5030
Papanui
Christchurch
6542
Phone: 3516664
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Dan Spragg
3516664
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Martin Stewart
3516664
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The Village Presbyterian Church and Community Centre is actively involved in promoting relationships within the community. We offer courses for adults and children such as, art, music, cooking, dance, , health and well-being, after school clubs, craft groups, monthly lunches for the elderly. Courses are offered in a warm, safe and friendly atmosphere and at a low cost. St. Stephen’s Community Centre is a hive of activity working towards creating a healthy Christchurch We also offer professional family counselling and host adult education with Rising Holm Community Centre.
Therapy Professionals Ltd
P O Box 7807
Christchurch
Phone: 03 3775280
Fax: 03 3775281
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Shonagh O'Hagan
03 3775280
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Therapy Professionals Ltd is a private community based therapy team offering services in and around Christchurch. We provide a cost effective, efficient and comprehensive service. Our team of physiotherapy, speech language, music occupational therapies and dietitians work with all age groups. Our special interests are: - the elderly - children and adults with special needs (physical, developmental, acquired and intellectual disabilities) - workplace and home safety Our services include: - assessment and treatment - group activities eg exercise, communication classes and a choir - education and support for caregivers - workplace home and safety - supervision - reviews eg menus, activities - professional development Therapy wherever you live, work, learn or play is the most effective way to develop skills for everyday life.
Thinktank Advertising and Design
2 / 20 Sherborne Street
St Albans
Christchurch
Phone: 03 389 0727
Fax: 03 389 0728
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Graeme Thomson
03 389 0727
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Thinktank Advertising and Design are publishers of eatsmartbehealthwisebeactive and Thinking ECO. Read them online at www.thinktanknz.com ESBHBA - Published 6 times annually Thinking ECO - Published 4 times per year both publications are delivered to over 100,000 home Christchurch wide.
Tourette's Association New Zealand

Phone: 940 9420
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Robyn Twemlow
940 9420
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The Tourette's Associate of NZ )TANZ) supports kiwi kids and adults, as well as their families, living with the neurological disorder. It provides peer support, educational and advocacy services.
TRANX Incorporated

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Darrell Lanini
366 0598
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TRANX Inc (Tranquilliser Recovery and New Existence) is a self-help community based group formed to support people who have become addicted to minor tranquillisers and sleeping pills.
Tumanako

Hornby
Christchurch
Phone: 03 967 4673
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03 967 4673
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Te Whare Awhero/The Hope Centre is a holistic health centre that serves the community by providing free counselling and meditation, social workers, community development projects, research and community meeting/office space.
UC Health
Private Bag 4800
Ilam
Christchurch
8140
Phone: 0800 827 748
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Ross Barnett
0800 827 748
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UC Health has a focus on people and their healthy wellbeing. The University of Canterbury offers an exciting range of health related academic programmes, areas of study, and research at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Health at the Unversity of Canterbury is incorportated into a variety of programmes and across all its Collgeges. You can choose to focus on one of our health related undergraduate programmes, such as the Bachelor of Health Sciences, or the Bachelor of Social Work for example, or integrate health into your degree of choice, such as a psychology major in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. For postgraduate students there are many opportunities to concentrate on a particular specialisation depending on your background. Whether it be special and inclusive education, medical physics, speech and language sciences, audiology, nursing, or child and family psychology (to name just a few), UC Health has options for you.
Volunteering Canterbury
PO Box 13 698
Christchurch
8141
Phone: 03 366 2442
Fax: 03 366 0117
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Ruth Gardner
03 365 6943
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CURRENT STATUS: Limited services available Consultation and support for voluntary organisations, especially around management of volunteers. We hope to again be able to offer our volunteer referral service by mid-March. Volunteering Canterbury supports voluntary work which is done of one's own free will, unpaid, for the common good. Aroha ki te takata a rohe. They link people who want to volunteer with not-for-profit organisations and projects that involve volunteers, and provide informaiton, training, and support on all aspects of volunteering.
Wai-Ora Trust Inc
48 Watsons Road
Harewood
Christchurch
8051
Phone: 03 359 7407 ext 816
Fax: 03 359 6301
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Ricky Ehau
03 359 7407
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Alison Lorimer
359 7407
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Offering people who are unemployed due to a variety of reasons (eg intellectually disabled; have a mental illness; just released from prison) social and therapeutic horticultural experience.

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