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Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Housing Crisis And Stress - a Toxic Combination

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 11:01 a.m. by PRNews

Release by: Canterbury Family Violence Collaboration

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Local investment strong in Health Precinct

Monday, 30 March 2015 3:45 p.m. by GovtCCDU Popular

A world-class Health Precinct in Christchurch just got a step closer, with local property group Countrywide Property Trust Limited buying a prominent site for a multi-storey development.

Further Free Earthquake Counselling Sessions with Petersgate

Further Free Earthquake Counselling Sessions with Petersgate

Monday, 23 March 2015 4:18 p.m. by PRNews

Petersgate Counselling Centre is thrilled to advise you that we are able to accept new clients for fully subsidised Earthquake Counselling sessions.

All Right Campaign, Lynched - 16th March 2015

All Right Campaign, Lynched - 16th March 2015

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 6:56 p.m. by ChrisLynch

Social Recovery can take 5 - 10 years. How is your emotional wellbeing post earthquake.

Coping with Social Anxiety on Public Transport

Coping with Social Anxiety on Public Transport

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 8:50 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The fear of using the bus or train is one of the most often cited examples of social anxiety – and it’s no surprise.

Mindfulness….to treat OCD………

Mindfulness….to treat OCD………

Monday, 16 March 2015 11:46 a.m. by AnxietySupport

By Steve Volk|Wednesday, December 11, 2013, A ground-breaking therapy, relying on mindfulness meditation to treat obsessive compulsive disorder, suggests even adult brains have neuroplasticity. Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz got a phone call at 3 p.m., a script before 5 p.m. and the next afternoon he was there, sitting with Leonardo DiCaprio, exploring the intricacies of one...

March activities at MHAPS…

March activities at MHAPS…

Friday, 6 March 2015 2:43 p.m. by AnxietySupport

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RecoveryWorks – April programme places available!

RecoveryWorks – April programme places available!

Wednesday, 4 March 2015 11:45 a.m. by AnxietySupport

RecoveryWorks is a change programme for people living in Canterbury, aged 18 or over and who experience moderate levels of anxiety. The programme includes 10 x four-hour workshops plus 4 individual coaching sessions and is highly effective in helping people towards recovery and a renewed sense of wellbeing. RecoveryWorks is free; however there are eligibility...

Themes – ‘Learning to be Happy’.

Themes – ‘Learning to be Happy’.

Friday, 27 February 2015 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrates people were caught by surprise

Thursday, 26 February 2015 11:44 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Christchurch earthquakes demonstrate that people generally do not take any notice of the likely occurrence of rare events, University of Canterbury natural hazards researcher Professor Tim Davies says.

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Still a challenge for health to stay on top post-quake

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:28 a.m. by GovtDHB

Release: Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury Earthquakes – 4 years and counting….

Canterbury Earthquakes – 4 years and counting….

Monday, 23 February 2015 10:49 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Sunday the 22nd was the 4 year anniversary of the devastating 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people in Christchurch and injured over 4,000 more. 

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled Claims

Thursday, 19 February 2015 3:45 p.m. by Allright Featured Popular

Growing Concern for the Wellbeing of Those with Unsettled EQC And Insurance Claims

Themes – ‘Mood Disorders’ – 25th February 2015

Themes – ‘Mood Disorders’ – 25th February 2015

Thursday, 19 February 2015 1:07 p.m. by AnxietySupport

With Vito Nonumalo, Service Manager MHAPS Peer Support team Low mood is a natural part of people’s life experience, it is a part of being human and so we cannot expect to remain positive and motivated all of the time. Quite apart from everyday life however there are traumatic events that affect our mood, especially...

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Animal welfare still an issue four years on from quakes

Wednesday, 18 February 2015 10:50 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

The repercussions of the earthquakes that struck Canterbury four years ago could still be having a detrimental effect on the city’s animals, according to University of Canterbury’s Associate Professor Annie Potts.

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Todd Foundation to fund a vibrant central city for youth

Monday, 16 February 2015 2:41 p.m. by ToddFoundation Popular

Release: Todd Foundation

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN

Friday, 13 February 2015 9:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Based on the world renowned work of Mary-Ellen Copeland, WRAP is a highly effective  5 x workshop programme for people who are somewhere on their recovery journey whether it’s from anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or some other mental health issue. Your personal WRAP plan will help you to lock in the benefits you’ve gained from...

Students reach out to communities for Representation Review

Students reach out to communities for Representation Review

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 1:45 p.m. by GovtCCC

About 30 students taking a University of Canterbury summer school course, CHCH101: Rebuilding Christchurch, spent five days recently finding out how local groups defined their communities.

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Council welcomes cycleways funding

Friday, 30 January 2015 4:21 p.m. by GovtCCC

Christchurch City Council says a grant from a new Government fund for cycling infrastructure is a strong vote of support for its Major Cycle Routes (MCR) network.

RecoveryWorks can work for you!

RecoveryWorks can work for you!

Thursday, 29 January 2015 11:45 a.m. by AnxietySupport

RecoveryWorks is a change programme for people living in Canterbury, aged 18 or over and who experience moderate levels of anxiety. The programme includes 10 x four-hour workshops plus 4 individual coaching sessions and is highly effective in helping people towards recovery and a renewed sense of wellbeing. RecoveryWorks is free; however there are eligibility...

Writers Workshops

Writers Workshops

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 9:31 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Provided by Awareness consumer advocacy group. Anyone with personal experience of mental health or addiction challenges is welcome to come along to this free and friendly event. The  January Writers Workshop is: - Writing Haiku and Short Poems.   In this relaxed and friendly workshop, published poet and writing tutor Doc Drumheller will cover: - •...

Sports inspired Christchurch people after the earthquakes

Sports inspired Christchurch people after the earthquakes

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 3:16 p.m. by CanterburyUniversity

A University of Canterbury postgraduate student says sports inspired people in Christchurch after the earthquakes.

Youths relying on counselling via text message

Youths relying on counselling via text message

Monday, 26 January 2015 2:38 p.m. by AnxietySupport

ANNA PEARSON Last updated 05:00, January 19 2015 Young Kiwis receive counselling by text under their duvets at night, at movie theatres, in the classroom, on the school bus, and during family conflicts, research shows. A study has found text counselling helped young people balance their “contradictory needs” for autonomy and connection. Findings were based...

Xmas Closure

Xmas Closure

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:47 p.m. by AnxietySupport

We’re closed for Xmas from midday on December 24th, re-opening on Monday January 5th at 9:00am. Enquiries to MHAPS  reception 03 365 9479 or reception@mhaps.org.nz We wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year Ian, Terry and Vanessa at the Learning Exchange

More Great Outcomes from RecoveryWorks

More Great Outcomes from RecoveryWorks

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 3:35 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

‘The course has enabled me to look at everything with a positive view and search for positive outcomes in stressful situations’ – L. People from the programme before told us that on average they experienced a 34% increase in reported feelings of wellbeing; a 30% decrease in levels of anxiety; 33% fewer visits to the...

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Another kick in the guts for Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 December 2014 2:31 p.m. by RuthDyson Popular

Release: New Zealand Labour Party

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

EQC slated after asbestos inquiry

Monday, 8 December 2014 8:08 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) failed to manage asbestos risks in earthquake home repairs, a report says.

Lynched - David Meates - Monday 1st December 2014

Lynched - David Meates - Monday 1st December 2014

Monday, 1 December 2014 9:37 p.m. by ChrisLynch Popular

Go Christchurch <3

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health

Friday, 28 November 2014 11:31 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Published on Nov 10, 2014 This compelling talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.    

Opportunity For Christchurch To Have World Class Bike Share System

Opportunity For Christchurch To Have World Class Bike Share System

Friday, 21 November 2014 3:30 p.m. by BikeShare Popular

A crowdfunding campaign to support the introduction of a public Bike Share system in central 

Men’s Health Forum

Men’s Health Forum

Friday, 21 November 2014 10:07 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

AWARENESS Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions   To celebrate ‘Movember’ we’re holding a Men’s Health forum to create a space for Canterbury men to hear from other guys about looking after our physical and mental health.  All welcome so come along with any questions or just to listen.  Please note: this is a...

Home owners offered free healthy home assessments

Home owners offered free healthy home assessments

Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:27 a.m. by GovtCCC Recommended Popular

Christchurch people rebuilding or repairing their earthquake damaged homes can now get free advice to ensure they are warm, dry and energy efficient.

One in four Cantabrians receives Red Cross help

One in four Cantabrians receives Red Cross help

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 9:24 a.m. by RedCross Popular

Four years on from the first earthquake, New Zealand Red Cross has helped one in four Cantabrians, distributed $91 million in grants and spent $11 million on programmes for quake-hit communities.

Living Well Through Stressful Circumstances

Living Well Through Stressful Circumstances

Monday, 17 November 2014 11:53 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Mental Health Education and Resource Centre New Brighton & South Shore // November 19, 26 and 27 Come along to one of these free evening sessions, where an experienced facilitator will provide you with practical tools to address stress and help you work through the emotional consequences of adversity. This 2 hour session will provide participants with...

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Elderly homeowners dying before houses are repaired

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 2:32 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Elderly people are dying before their houses are rebuilt or repaired, an older persons advocate says.

RecoveryWorks

RecoveryWorks

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 11:16 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

RecoveryWorks

THEMES: – Managing Stress from Earthquakes

THEMES: – Managing Stress from Earthquakes

Tuesday, 11 November 2014 9:00 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday November 19th : – Juliet MacLeod, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service 

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

100 Tricks to Help You De-Stress

Thursday, 6 November 2014 2:46 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Who doesn’t get stressed every now and then? Between work worries (“My deadline is when?!”) and personal pressures (“Whose turn is it to pick up the kids?”), it may feel like you’re always on the brink of being totally overwhelmed. The key is knowing when it’s happening — and being proactive about putting an end...

Themes – HOW TO SLEEP WELL

Themes – HOW TO SLEEP WELL

Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:02 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday 5th November 2014: – Veronika Gabel, Counsellor and Social Worker For those of us who struggle to get a good night’s sleep (and for some it seems we never do) a restful night’s sleep is an ideal of bliss! Veronika has been researching sleep related topics and provides education on this vital subject. She...

Quality of Life in Christchurch

Quality of Life in Christchurch

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:39 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

More Christchurch residents rate their quality of life positively than two years ago, according to the results of the 2014 Quality of Life Survey released today. Fewer feel it has declined since 2012, but most believe it has stayed about the same, which is consistent with the patterns from other cities.

WorkSafe Asbestos Investigation Completed

WorkSafe Asbestos Investigation Completed

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 12:47 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: WorkSafe NZ

New asbestos website launched for homeowners in Canterbury

New asbestos website launched for homeowners in Canterbury

Friday, 17 October 2014 5:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: CHER

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Christchurch Hospital’s Riverside entrance closes

Monday, 13 October 2014 2:28 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Access to the Riverside entrance at rear of Christchurch Hospital will close next week.

Public gets a say on sports hub

Public gets a say on sports hub

Monday, 13 October 2014 11:10 a.m. by GovtCCC Featured Popular

Residents and sporting groups from around the city are being asked to have a say on the proposal to develop a sports hub at Nga Puna Wai in southwest Christchurch.

THEMES: – Understanding the Different Anxieties

THEMES: – Understanding the Different Anxieties

Wednesday, 8 October 2014 9:00 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Wednesday October 22nd. 

Mt Pleasant News 2 October 2014

Mt Pleasant News 2 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014 11:44 a.m. by MtPleasantCC

Mental Health Awareness week is coming up 

Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 3:15 p.m. by PRNews Popular

CRL Energy Media Release: Identifying Asbestos in Building Materials Now Made Easy

New ‘Art Of Living’ Course

New ‘Art Of Living’ Course

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 2:01 p.m. by AnxietySupport

KEEP LEARNING

KEEP LEARNING

Monday, 29 September 2014 11:29 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Mental Health Awareness Week October 6th to 12th   When did you last learn something new? When we keep learning we tend to have better mental wellbeing, so we are putting together a whole raft of ideas to help you and your family keep learning throughout your lifetime.   http://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/page/995-home

Start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

Start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

Friday, 26 September 2014 11:29 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Awarding of major contract marks start of Christchurch Hospital Redevelopment

Free Legal Advice

Free Legal Advice

Monday, 22 September 2014 2:23 p.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

Canterbury Law Community Law Centres are non profit organisations which work to reduce and remove barriers to the law. Community Law Canterbury services provide quality, free legal help to people in Canterbury who face barriers in accessing justice. Main Reception Line: (03) 366 6870 Legal information line: (03) 371 3819 / 0508 CANLAW http://www.canlaw.org.nz/

Community & Voluntary Sector policies of parties standing  in the 2014 General Election

Community & Voluntary Sector policies of parties standing in the 2014 General Election

Monday, 15 September 2014 11:37 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

The following was passed onto us by the Council of Social Services (COSS). These policies were found on the parties’ websites. COSS Christchurch could find no policies about the sector on the websites of ACT, Conservative, Maori, or NZFirst parties. We did not contact any party directly and it may be that the parties with...

Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Mould Issues? This is a must see.

Friday, 12 September 2014 10:08 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Many Cantabrians have been living in mouldy environments for the last four years. 

A looming disconnect; what the 10 per cent game reveals- Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

A looming disconnect; what the 10 per cent game reveals- Guest Blog by Herman Meijburg

Tuesday, 9 September 2014 2:40 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

How long can one consider oneself a victim of a natural disaster? 

The 2014 Wellbeing Game is coming soon !

The 2014 Wellbeing Game is coming soon !

Monday, 8 September 2014 3:03 p.m. by AnxietySupport

It’s time to start getting your team together for the Wellbeing Game 2014! Registrations for the game open on September 22. You can have as many team members as you like, so rustle up all the friends, family members and colleagues you can manage – after all, it’s for their own good! Play the Wellbeing...

THEMES: – Anxiety and Body Language

THEMES: – Anxiety and Body Language

Monday, 8 September 2014 12:02 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday 8th October:

THEMES: – Anxiety and Medications

THEMES: – Anxiety and Medications

Monday, 8 September 2014 11:56 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday September 24th, Dr. Caroline Bell, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service Many people are conflicted about taking medication prescribed for their anxiety. Some resist this form of help; but others regard it as a lifeline. Many people on medication stop taking it too soon or too suddenly, either because they were never really comfortable with it...

Available customer support

Available customer support

Friday, 5 September 2014 3:31 p.m. by SouthernResponse

Living in a city that is rebuilding itself can be extremely challenging. We remain committed to getting you back into a safe, quality home and as you progress through to your claim settlement, it’s important to be aware of the support that is available to help you along the way.

‘Our Christchurch’:  Todd Foundation launches $1m fund for Christchurch children and youth

‘Our Christchurch’: Todd Foundation launches $1m fund for Christchurch children and youth

Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:36 a.m. by ToddFoundation Recommended Popular

The Todd Foundation has today launched a $1 million funding initiative which will provide significant financial support to a major project for children and youth in Christchurch.