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Rodger Wright Centre

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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10 Washington Way, Christchurch

11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

108 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Christchurch

Description

The Rodger Wright Centre (RWC) is a not for profit, needle exchange organisation with a focus on harm reduction for people who inject drugs (PWID).

Programmes

Needle Exchange Service, Help & Advice

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Peer support (AOD), Community / social support (AOD)

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Description

In addition to exchanging injection equipment, Needle Exchanges offer free help and advice to injecting drug users about health issues . You should bear in mind that advice or information given is not designed to replace that of health or legal professionals but is offered as a more user friendly, realistic and practical nature.

Whilst none of the needle exchanges offer treatment for addiction problems they are able to give an overview of services available in various regions of the country. We can also help people find assistance that is most appropriate to them, from a range of community based services, such as detoxification and methadone through to more intensive residential based services.

Staff

We are unique in as much as, all of the New Zealand Needle Exchanges are based on the concept of a peer service. This means that many of the staff and volunteers have either current or past lived experience of injecting drugs, which in turn allows you to access a service that has empathy and understanding from people who have often shared similar experiences.

How do I access this service?

Walk in

Website / App

Injecting and harm reduction equipment can be purchased from the NZNEP online shop at www.nznep.org.nz/shop 

Charges

No fees apply.

Hours

10 Washington Way, Christchurch

11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sun12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

108 Seaview Road, New Brighton, Christchurch

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Parking

Parking available.

Website

Contact Details

10 Washington Way, Christchurch

Canterbury

11:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

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This page was last updated at 10:48AM on May 16, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Rodger Wright Centre.