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Yellow Brick Road (formerly Supporting Families Canterbury)

Mental Health & Addictions Service


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)



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 email. They will help with one to one support, information about the mental health system, education programmes and helping to advocate for you and your whānau. There is no charge for our service. 

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 service for those bereaved by suicide.
Our fieldworkers can arrange to meet with you in the city, in your home, or another convenient place. Our service covers Christchurch and the greater Canterbury Region. Supporting Families staff are also available to talk with you on the phone during working hours. 
We can also facilitate peer support [family to family] sessions at various sites in Christchurch and North Canterbury.

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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.

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
Canterbury 8024

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Street Address

3/21 Birmingham Drive
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).