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Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families Canterbury)

Mental Health & Addictions Service

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Description

Yellow Brick Road 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, whānau, friends, employers from Kaikōura 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 whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

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 the Yellow Brick Road friendly staff by phone or…

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Description
Yellow Brick Road provide one on one support, information, education, advocacy and a caring place where a person can “off-load”, for those with family/whānau with mental illness or a wrap-around…

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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 whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

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 Yellow Brick Road's friendly staff by phone or email.…

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Description

Yellow Brick Road 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…

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Family Connections

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please contact Yellow Brick Road directly for more information and programme times.

Description

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

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

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After Suicide Support Services including Waves Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Adult / pakeke

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 Yellow Brick Road we understand that losing someone to suicide can be extremely traumatic. Our fieldworkers have had the experience of loss through suicide and this enables…

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Children Understanding Mental Illness (CUMI)

Programme Areas

Mental health, Maternal & infant - mental health & addictions

Programme Type

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

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services

Referral Process

Please contact Yellow Brick Road 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. Yellow Brick Road can…

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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 whānau support, Community based support - mental health, Advocacy / group / family whānau support (AOD)

Regions

Canterbury

Age Groups

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

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Please contact Yellow Brick Road 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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Charges

All our services are free and completely confidential.

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 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 Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb), Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr), Easter Monday (18 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 7 Jan.

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.

Yellow Brick Road is not intended to provide an urgent out of hours service. Please phone 1737 if you need urgent out of hours help.

3/21 Birmingham Drive
Middleton
Christchurch
Canterbury 8024

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Street Address

3/21 Birmingham Drive
Middleton
Christchurch
Canterbury 8024

Postal Address

PO Box 22 098
Christchurch 8140

This page was last updated at 4:15PM on September 28, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families Canterbury).