Community Info: Support & Services


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Age Concern Services

Provides a list of all the services and courses offered by Age Concern, including their Information Centre.
Alternatively you can call the Information Centre on 0800 803 344 to gain access to information from an extensive community database regarding services and information pertaining to older adults.




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Inspiring Independant Living


Aspire Canterbury has been an integral part of the Christchurch disabled community for over thirty years, offering support, advice and resources.


Phone: 366 6189



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Telephone Counselling - FREE

Our 24/7 telephone counselling is an anonymous confidential service for you.

LifeLine is able to talk to anyone, anywhere, anytime, about anything – for free!


Phone: 366 6743 | 0800 543 354


Training to be a Telephone Counsellor

There are great benefits of becoming a Telephone Counsellor. It can be a very challenging yet rewarding experience; a time to give back to our community. You can join our training courses, usually run twice a year.




Family & Community Services

Search the Directory for information on community organisations. For comprehensive information about resources and support for individuals, families and communities.


Website: Family Service Directory



Helping older people and provide information to:
  • Navigate the health system.
  • Make decisions about staying at home
  • Retirement Villages, Home & Day Care, Rest Homes


Phone: 0800 725 463



Blind Foundation

The main provider of practical and emotional support for the 11,700 Kiwis who are blind or have low vision, enabling them to face their future with confidence.


Phone:  03 375 4300


Nurse Maude

24 McDougall Avenue, St Albans


Provides nursing, personal care and domestic assistance so people can stay in their home and community. Also provides inpatient care in its hospital and hospice.


Phone: 375 4200



Gambling Helpline


A 24-hour helpline for those worried by their gambling or the gambling of others.


Phone: 0800 654 655


Over 60's


Bringing New Zealand seniors together in one place to share ideas, experiences and support each other through this exciting stage in life. 



Family & Community Services

Search their online Directory for information on community organisations. View their comprehensive information about resources and support for individuals, families and communities.




Search for information and resources related to a wide range of health and social services in the Canterbury area.





Struggling with Debt?


CAP (Christians Against Poverty) is an international debt counselling charity. They aim to offer a sustainable solution and real hope for the future. CAP helps anyone, regardless of religious belief, race, nationality, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Services are offered completely free of charge.

Call free on 0508 227 111. Start your journey out of debt today.




 Post Natal Depression Canterbury

Support the wellness of mothers and their families who are suffering from postnatal depression (PND) and other related mental illnesses.


Phone 021 131 4352


Mental Health Education & Resource

mental health logoHas a comprehensive database of information about mental health services, networks, support groups, training and education.


Phone:365 5344

Rural Freephone: 0800 424 399



Canterbury District Health Board





The website provides comprehensive information about services for older people in New Zealand. Includes links to a wide range of organisations and services, and information about how to access needs assessment/co-ordination services.



Bereaved Parents Christchurch

The death of a child at any age is a devastating loss.  Bereaved Parents Christchurch, offers parents an opportunity to be in an environment of compassion and support with other parents who have also experienced loss.

Bereaved Parents group is held on the second Saturday of the month, at Whareora House, 8 Athelstan Street, near Barrington Mall. Please bring a coin donation for hire of the room.

For more information -

Phone: 03 960 9099 | 027 274 6087 (Chris).

Website: HERE


Presbyterian Support

Pres Support LogoPresbyterian Support offers a range of services and programmes from community-based service centres in Christchurch and throughout the Upper South Island.

These include programmes for older people where they can enjoy companionship and activities in a private home within their own community.





Alzheimers Support Groups

We operate a number of support groups -

  • Alzhieimer
  • Carer
  • Memory
  • Post Placement
  • Cafe


Phone: 0800 004 001


Deaf Community

Phone: 0800 332 322 Mobile: 021 677 403 (text only)



Free advice from trained registered nurse. Service operates Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Call if feeling unwell, need urgent advice, on holiday and require the location of the nearest Doctor or Pharmacy.


Phone: 0800 611 116


Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline

A 24-hour helpline for those worried about problem drinking that affects their life and the lives of others. Assists with finding the nearest AA meeting.


Phone: 0800 229 6757


Diabetes Christchurch

Provides information, encouragement and support to diabetics and their families and close associates.


Phone: 378 6266


No Fixed Abode

A directory of free accommodation and services available for people without a safe, secure home.

No Fixed Abode Directory (Pdf)


Mesothelioma Center

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused almost solely from asbestos exposure. The Mesothelioma Center is an advocacy group that promotes awareness on mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. Their website features the most comprehensive guide to mesothelioma, including general information about the disease and a list of treatment centers and top doctors across the nation.



Healthpages New Zealand

Search for health and wellbeing services and find health professionals.



Healthy Christchurch

See their 'Priority Areas" for a list of suggestions for staying healthy - keeping warm and other home advice.



Tenants Protection Association


To protect, promote and advance generally the rights interests, and welfare of tenants in the Christchurch region.


Phone: (03) 3792297


Youthline works with young people, their families and those supporting young people. Our organisations are made up of volunteer and paid staff members - and we have centres based across the country.

Free phone 0800 37 66 33

Free txt 234


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