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Supporting Families in Mental Illness - Canterbury

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Description

Supporting Families provides confidential support, education, advocacy and peer group meetings for family/whānau members, partners and those close to someone experiencing mental illness or those who are bereaved by suicide.

Most services are operating during lockdown with a range of on-line options.

Our service supports families, whanau, friends, employers from Kaikoura to the Rangitata River, Alps to the Ocean.

Programmes

One to One Support and Facilitated Peer Support

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD)

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you would like more information, or you’re not sure and would just like to talk to someone, contact one of our friendly staff by phone or email. There is…

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Description
We provide one on one support and a caring place where a person can “off-load”, for those with family/whānau with mental illness or a wrap-around service for those bereaved by…

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Information and Advocacy

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol

Programme Type

Community / social support (AOD), Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD)

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

If you would like more information, or you’re not sure and would just like to talk to someone, contact one of our friendly staff by phone or email. There is…

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Description

Our teams can provide information regarding:

  • access to services
  • understanding the Privacy & Mental Health Acts
  • medications and their impact

We can also provide advocacy including support with:

  • meeting doctors
  • attending…

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Family Connections

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please contact us directly for more information and programme times.

Description

Family Connections is a programme aimed at understanding and supporting those with Personality Disorders.

A skills based course that offers a lifeline to families/whanau facing the challenges of BPD and…

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After Suicide Support Services including Waves Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Contact our Coordinator to find out what services would best suit you and your family

Phone: 0800 87 66 82
Email: waves.canterbury@sfnz.org.nz

Description

Wrap-around Support

At Supporting Families we understand that losing someone to suicide can be extremely traumatic. Our fieldworkers have had the experience of losing a loved one to suicide and…

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Children Understanding Mental Illness (CUMI)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Maternal mental health - community support

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child, Youth

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please contact us directly for more information and programme times.

Description

Children Understanding Mental Illness (CUMI) is a programme working one on one and in small family groups to help children understand mental illness and feel safe. We can also run…

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Stepping Out For Women

Programme Areas

Mental health, Addictions - drug & alcohol, Addictions - other

Programme Type

Coexisting problems – mental health & addictions, Community based support - other, Peer / advocacy / group / family whanau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whanau support (AOD)

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child, Youth, Adult, Older adult

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Please contact us directly for more information and programme times.

Description

It's very common for people who have been in a relationship with someone who suffers from a mental illness to have put all their own needs into a box and…

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Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Arrangements can be made for after hours appointments.

Outside of hours and on public holidays, phone messages can be left and will be answered as soon as possible.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Fees

All our services are free and completely confidential.

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Contact Details

  • Freephone

    0800 87 66 82

  • Please leave a message if we are unable to answer your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Hub on Hereford
275 Hereford Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

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Street Address

Hub on Hereford
275 Hereford Street
Christchurch Central
Christchurch
Canterbury 8011

Postal Address

PO Box 22 098
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 2:44PM on April 22, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Supporting Families in Mental Illness - Canterbury.