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Rodger Wright Centre

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10 Washington Way, 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…

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West Coast Outreach Service

Programme Areas

Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

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

Regions

West Coast

Age Groups

Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

To access the West Coast Outreach Service, contact the Rodger Wright Centre between the hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Ask to speak to the Manager or the…

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Description

The service supplies free-of-charge clean needles and syringes and other drug-related paraphernalia, condoms and lube along with peer education, drug lifestyle counselling and individual support. (Please note, there may be…

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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 are either current or historic injecting drug users, which in turn allows you to access a service that has empathy and understanding from people who have often shared similar experiences.

Charges

No fees apply.

Hours

10 Washington Way, Christchurch

Mon – Fri10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

DUE TO THE LOCKDOWN , WE ARE ONLY OPEN A LIMITED AMOUNT OF HOURS 

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Parking

Parking available.

Website

Contact Details

10 Washington Way
Sydenham
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

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Street Address

10 Washington Way
Sydenham
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

Postal Address

PO Box 22478

This page was last updated at 2:38PM on April 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Rodger Wright Centre.