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The Other Side To The Recovery

The Other Side To The Recovery

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 6:09 p.m. by Swiggs Popular

Recently I have been writing here, weekly, about current events and activities, such as new buildings, where insurers and authorities are at and the progress being made. At times this has been criticized for not discussing the issues people are facing, such as the housing shortage, insurance etc. Whilst these issues are of grave concern, there is also an appropriate time and place for discussions on these and to focus on solutions and outcomes.  

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL HELP AVAILABLE TO CANTERBURY COMMUNITY GROUPS

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 5:39 p.m. by Commtrust Featured

Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, many community and social  service organisations remain stretched by additional demand for their services.

Need Some Support?

Need Some Support?

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 8:13 p.m. by CanCERN

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Canterbury DHB & Council land swap receives approval

Friday, 4 April 2014 2:33 p.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Child Helpline

Child Helpline

Thursday, 3 April 2014 9:09 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Free, professional counselling via free phone or email. Free Phone: 0800 366 694; email help@childhelpline.org.nz http://www.childhelpline.org.nz/Kids_8-12.html

More Canterbury children seek help

More Canterbury children seek help

Wednesday, 2 April 2014 3:53 p.m. by PRNews

Release: 0800Whatsup

Finally, some action for elderly homeowners

Finally, some action for elderly homeowners

Saturday, 29 March 2014 11:38 a.m. by MediaStuff

Ninety-year-old Peggy Holdthuson may now get to see her childhood home repaired before she dies.

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter Is Out!

Friday, 28 March 2014 11:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Our ‘Awesome’ Autumn ANXIOUS TIMES Newsletter is here! This expanded edition features articles on Meditation for Anxiety, The Sincere Apology, Happiness, Earthquake Stress, Coping with Stigma, Boost Your Mind, Anxiety and The Pain Syndrome and much more!

Council adopts cycleway route names

Council adopts cycleway route names

Thursday, 27 March 2014 3:37 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Riders pedalling along the city’s new Major Cycleway routes will be able to navigate their way along the Papanui Parallel, Wheels to Wings, Quarryman’s Trail or Nor’West Arc.

THEMES: – Negative and Intrusive Thoughts

THEMES: – Negative and Intrusive Thoughts

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:29 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 9th: – Helen Colhoun, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB. 

THEMES: Let’s talk….with the Team from Anxiety Support

THEMES: Let’s talk….with the Team from Anxiety Support

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 4:23 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday April 23rd – (Facilitated by the Anxiety Support Team.) 

Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Disillusionment And Stress in Canterbury

Thursday, 20 March 2014 12:18 p.m. by Allright Popular

The CERA Wellbeing Survey highlights the stresses caused by living in a post-disaster environment.

Child Haematology Oncology Centre to be open for Christmas

Child Haematology Oncology Centre to be open for Christmas

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 2:34 p.m. by GovtDHB

Christchurch Hospital’s new temporary Child Haematology Oncology Centre is on track to open before Christmas.

Secondary stressors now a larger factor for earthquake affected residents

Secondary stressors now a larger factor for earthquake affected residents

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:17 a.m. by GovtCera

Results of the third Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Wellbeing Survey released today show secondary stressors are now more keenly felt by those affected by the earthquakes.

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

A double eSTRESSo:- your daily coffee is a powerful drug and can even spark panic attacks

Monday, 17 March 2014 10:52 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Research shows we massively underestimate caffeine's effects on our bodies and brains 

How Dots case was missed

How Dot's case was missed

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:15 p.m. by MediaStuff

Dot Boyd, 85, finally got some answers from the Earthquake Commission this week as she faced another cold winter in her draughty, damaged house.

EQC waiting for us to die

EQC 'waiting for us to die'

Friday, 14 March 2014 11:13 p.m. by MediaStuff

The boxes are still stacked up in Marlene Naish's home.

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Supporting Those Affected by Floods and Storms

Monday, 10 March 2014 9:42 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  High quality information to assist you, or those relatives and friends that you support, through the trauma and shock of a flood or storm disaster.

Christchurch mayor predicts disaster fatigue

Christchurch mayor predicts disaster fatigue

Thursday, 6 March 2014 6:30 a.m. by MediaHerald

Hundreds of Cantabrians remain without power this morning as the Christchurch mayor defends the council's response to widespread flooding.

Major Council weather update: 3pm

Major Council weather update: 3pm

Wednesday, 5 March 2014 3:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

 

When Its Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

When It's Not Ok! - Nastiness Hurts

Tuesday, 4 March 2014 11:45 a.m. by Swiggs Popular

There is something recently I have started to notice more so than ever before; Trolling! 

Mental illness takes many forms

Mental illness takes many forms

Monday, 3 March 2014 9:40 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Beck elven, Fairfax NZ News, 01/03/2014 OPINION: It’s the same unfortunate way with many important issues – brought into sharp focus only when the ambulance has well and truly exploded at the bottom of the cliff. Charlotte Dawson, fun, determined, bright, successful, outspoken, pretty and dead at 47. Suicide. She had depression, she’d been the...

Stress after Major Trauma

Stress after Major Trauma

Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:33 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday March 12th: – Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Unit, CDHB An event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless is stressful.  

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Three years on and are you still experiencing anxiety or depression?

Tuesday, 25 February 2014 10:27 a.m. by AnxietySupport

It’s now been three years since our lives in Christchurch changed forever.  

Anxiety and the Pain Symptom

Anxiety and the Pain Symptom

Friday, 21 February 2014 10:33 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  Anxiety may be a mental health condition, but it has numerous physical symptoms. 

Extra support for schoolchildren

Extra support for schoolchildren

Thursday, 20 February 2014 2:51 p.m. by RedCross

The New Zealand Red Cross 2011 Earthquake Commission has allocated $2.3 million to increase youth work and social work services in Canterbury schools until 2016.

Focus shifting from grants to programmes in year four

Focus shifting from grants to programmes in year four

Thursday, 20 February 2014 2:48 p.m. by RedCross

The third anniversary of the 22 February Canterbury earthquake marks a change in focus for the New Zealand Red Cross Recovery Programme, from the distribution of grants to the development of sustainable programmes.

East Summit Road area still dangerous

East Summit Road area still dangerous

Thursday, 20 February 2014 11:38 a.m. by GovtCera

CERA has recently discovered evidence of vandals cutting the wire fence on Summit Road and breaching the safety cordon.

John Patterson: Elderly and Insurance

John Patterson: Elderly and Insurance

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 12:32 p.m. by CanterburyMorningsZB

Organisor of the Older Generations Forum, John Patterson talks to Newstalk ZB's Chris Lynch about how the Insurance companies are taking care of the Elderly.

Chch asbestos rumours put to rest

Chch asbestos rumours put to rest

Friday, 14 February 2014 5:35 a.m. by Media3News

Asbestos waste from the Christchurch rebuild will be sent to properly accredited sites, Gerry Brownlee says.

Anxiety and Complementary Therapies

Anxiety and Complementary Therapies

Tuesday, 4 February 2014 8:56 a.m. by AnxietySupport

·            Wednesday 26th February:  Michael Woods, Naturopath, The Herb Centre, Christchurch  

Public to vote on Major Cycleways route names

Public to vote on Major Cycleways route names

Friday, 31 January 2014 5:06 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Public voting opens tomorrow on finalists to be considered as route names for Christchurch’s Major Cycleways.

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Dust a post-earthquake hazard

Monday, 27 January 2014 10:34 a.m. by MediaStuff

 

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

UC students helping construction companies’ health and safety systems

Sunday, 26 January 2014 9:40 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

An entrepreneurial University of Canterbury (UC) student team has created a health and safety mobile phone system to help construction companies.

Quake victims mum wants ads to show in Chch

Quake victim's mum wants ads to show in Chch

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 5:20 p.m. by Media3News

A mother whose baby was killed in the Christchurch earthquake wants the Earthquake

Casual Walking Groups

Casual Walking Groups

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 1:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Lolo Whenua Wetlands ·        Mondays at 9.00am ·         Starts Monday 20 January 2014 ·         Cotter Lane Rangiora (Meet at the carpark) This walk is fairly easy—you can choose how many loops you do around the lake to build up your fitness. Not steep. Great for buggys also.  The Sting!!! ·         Friday at 9.00am ·         Mowatts...

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Managing Anxiety for Wellbeing

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 12th February:  a Clinician from the CDHB’s Anxiety Disorders Service  Anxiety has a number of possible origins and our levels of anxiety can rise or fall in different circumstances.So, how do we manage our anxiety so that we can meet life’s challenges and yet remain consistently well: - How to recognise as early...

Future Christchurch - City of Sport

Future Christchurch - City of Sport

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:51 a.m. by GovtCCDU

 

The Question of Anxiety

The Question of Anxiety

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 9:39 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 29th January, the Peer Support team, Anxiety Support at MHAPS  Here’s your opportunity to discuss and even debate the subject of anxiety.  A chance to get your questions answered or perhaps your opportunity to be the one with an answer.  The discussion will be facilitated by the team here at Anxiety Support. The discussion...

Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Rental housing ‘warrant of fitness’ trial announced

Monday, 16 December 2013 2:10 p.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Christchurch City Council will take part in a nationwide project aimed at making rental housing safer to live in — especially for children, students and the elderly.

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Is the rebuild worsening poverty in Christchurch?

Saturday, 14 December 2013 10:45 a.m. by MediaThePress

Half of Christchurch is on an income of less than $30,000 a year. It is not a rich city. But the earthquake recovery seems more about the haves than have-nots. 

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Mould causing Christmas stress for Chch family

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 7:27 p.m. by Media3News

For Laura, her partner Graeme and their kids life is good, except for one thing.

 

They've been twice evacuated from their home in the past fortnight, once for dangerous asbestos dust and then again because of toxic mould.

 

And the fact a demolition crew dropped a garage on their house.

 

...

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Off-road cycle tracks way to go

Wednesday, 11 December 2013 9:14 a.m. by MediaThePress

It's healthy, economical, and good for the environment - so why aren't more of us getting on our bikes?

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

OECD information Cancern & WECAN Media Release for Human Rights abuses in Christchurch raising International awareness

Tuesday, 10 December 2013 12:01 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

Canterbury Communities’ Earthquake Recovery Network (CanCERN)and Wider Earthquake Communities Action Network (WeCan)

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $1.5m to help children struggling post-quakes

Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust grants $1.5m to help children struggling post-quakes

Friday, 6 December 2013 2:54 p.m. by EarthquakeAppeal Popular

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust is granting $1.5 million for social service providers to help increasing numbers of children, young people and their families still struggling psychosocially to recover from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Workers warned on asbestos

Workers warned on asbestos

Friday, 6 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Hundreds of rebuild workers have been given a grim wake-up call in a bid to avoid a legacy of danger and asbestos-related deaths.

Death or EQC - which is worse?

Death or EQC - 'which is worse?'

Thursday, 5 December 2013 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

About six weeks ago when Rosemary Nolan fell sick and thought she was going to die, she started worrying that her family might have to deal with her earthquake wrangles.

Disability access upgrades scrapped

Disability access upgrades scrapped

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 7:24 p.m. by Media3News

Wheelchairs – most of us will never need one, but if we do, we should prepare ourselves for a life in which the simplest things become much greater undertakings, in which the everyday world suddenly becomes an obstacle course and in which the easy isn't so easy any more. 

Things are improving, surely? Well, perhaps.

The Government has decided to accept a recommendation from the Royal Commission into the ...

EPMU calls for tighter rules on asbestos

EPMU calls for tighter rules on asbestos

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 5:03 p.m. by PRNews

Christchurch rebuild workers and their families should not be put at risk of serious illness due to exposure to asbestos, says EPMU Construction, the union for construction workers.

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Denials over hospital asbestos exposure

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 1:22 p.m. by MediaThePress

he Canterbury District Health Board and Christchurch firm Goleman Ltd entered not guilty pleasto two asbestos-related charges in the Christchurch District Court today

ARE YOU TECH SAVVY??

ARE YOU TECH SAVVY??

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 12:09 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Job Opportunity: – Programme Facilitator and Coach, NGO Mental Health, 20 hours per week

Job Opportunity: – Programme Facilitator and Coach, NGO Mental Health, 20 hours per week

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 1:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Recovery is a life skills programme that assists the recovery and well-being of people who experience anxiety and depression.

Free or low cost insulation to warm your home!

Free or low cost insulation to warm your home!

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:02 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Community Energy Action is currently running the following charitable programmes in the greater Christchurch area, North Canterbury and some other parts of Canterbury: Healthy Homes, a targeted programme  for those with medical conditions, children and older people Warm Babies, a targeted programme for families with small children (0-4 years old) Elderly Health, a targeted programme...

Book your stay and reward your favourite charity!

Book your stay and reward your favourite charity!

Friday, 22 November 2013 3:39 p.m. by AnxietySupport

 

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Upholding Good NZ Safety (Christchurch City) Standards For Better Economy And Business Growth

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 11:50 p.m. by SarahMiller

The current emerging human resources trend today leans toward prioritizing occupational health and safety management and corporate social responsibility, two of the top pillars of business growth and development. Global organizations are gaining more awareness and interest about the impact of businesses on socio-economic equality, environmental health and the people’s way of life. The simple premise is this: when you take care of people, you take care of business.

Public invited to name 13 key cycleways

Public invited to name 13 key cycleways

Monday, 18 November 2013 10:32 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Canterbury people are being invited to suggest names for each of the 13 key cycleway routes to be built in the city over the next five years.

Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Post-quake rate of serious stomach bugs increased 14-fold

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 11:22 a.m. by MediaHerald

The rate of serious stomach bugs in Christchurch increased 14-fold in the month after the 2011 earthquake, a Canterbury University researcher has found.