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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

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

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

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

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

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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.

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP)

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN (WRAP)

Friday, 22 August 2014 2:29 p.m. by AnxietySupport

A new programme starts on Monday September 15th 6:00pm – 9:00pm, for four consecutive weeks. This programme has a strong reputation for assisting people to plan for their on-going well-being following experiencing any form of mental health issue. Places are limited please contact Carl on 366 5815 to discuss your interest.

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Waiting game for at-risk claimants

Thursday, 21 August 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaStuff

Nearly 6000 vulnerable Earthquake Commission and insurance customers are still waiting for a resolution to their claims.

New MHAPS activities update!

New MHAPS activities update!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014 5:00 p.m. by AnxietySupport

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THEMES:  – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

THEMES: – When Panic Attacks!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 12:21 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday August 27th 2014: Angie Spencer, CDHB Anxiety Disorders Service

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Non-Legal Insurance Advocacy Returning Homeowner’s Wellbeing

Wednesday, 6 August 2014 5:32 p.m. by CIAS_ Featured Popular

Homeowners with unresolved earthquake insurance claims are burdened down with copious and complicated technical reports and a myriad of explanations amid pressure to make decisions based on information they can no longer make sense of.

Support from spouses softened impact of the earthquakes, university research shows

Support from spouses softened impact of the earthquakes, university research shows

Wednesday, 30 July 2014 9:10 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity

Support from partners, husbands, wives and spouses softened the impacts of depression following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, University of Canterbury research has found.

Safety is front and centre for Christchurch rebuild

Safety is front and centre for Christchurch rebuild

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 2:01 p.m. by PRNews

Surviving Anxiety

Surviving Anxiety

Tuesday, 29 July 2014 9:06 a.m. by AnxietySupport

I’ve tried therapy, drugs, and booze. Here’s how I came to terms with the nation’s most common mental illness.

Construction site injuries spike

Construction site injuries spike

Saturday, 26 July 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Crushed feet, thumbs amputated by saws and limbs caught in machinery are contributing to a spike in serious workplace injuries in Canterbury's post-earthquake rebuild.

Trust grants $1.4 million to help Canterbrians cope with an increase in mental health issues and support health and wellbeing

Trust grants $1.4 million to help Canterbrians cope with an increase in mental health issues and support health and wellbeing

Friday, 25 July 2014 2:41 p.m. by Commtrust Popular

The Canterbury Community Trust has announced over $1.4 million in donations for its Health and Wellbeing sector.

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes

Loss of QE II Stadium has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes

Friday, 25 July 2014 9:08 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

Two University of Canterbury economics experts believe the loss of Queen Elizabeth II Stadium because of the earthquakes has affected the performance of Canterbury athletes.

The MAD POETS SOCIETY

The MAD POETS SOCIETY

Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:01 p.m. by AnxietySupport

An evening of Poetry and Beats celebrating voices of Mental Health Thursday 24th July 7pm Ray K’s Cafe 102 Sawyers Arms Rd Poetry & Open Mic A chance to listen & share our experiences through poetry Awareness Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions

Social recovery shows positive progress

Social recovery shows positive progress

Friday, 18 July 2014 12:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive

Gerry Brownlee | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

THEMES:  – Why Are We Anxious?

THEMES: – Why Are We Anxious?

Thursday, 17 July 2014 2:53 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 30th, a Clinical Psychologist from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Most people do not recognise their anxiety for what it is, and can instead think there is something ‘wrong’ with them. Some people are preoccupied with the symptoms of their anxiety (e.g. stomach aches, increased heart rate, shortness of breath, etc.). Others think...

Quakes impact on substance use and mental health quantified

Quakes impact on substance use and mental health quantified

Thursday, 17 July 2014 1:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: University of Otago

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

All About Social Anxiety – Hosted by the Social Anxiety Support Group

Friday, 11 July 2014 11:38 a.m. by AnxietySupport Popular

  All about Social Anxiety A talk by a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service hosted by the Social Anxiety support group, Thursday July 24th. Unless you are currently a member of the Social Anxiety Support group attendance is by registration only, venue and time to be advised . Social Anxiety is the individual anxiety...

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

University of Canterbury Law Clinic to support WeCAN Human Rights Claims

Wednesday, 2 July 2014 8:38 a.m. by WeCAN Popular

The Wider Earthquake Community Action Network (WeCAN), supported by the University of Canterbury School of Law Clinical Studies Programme, are pleased to announce the formation of a law clinic project, with volunteer law student interns, to support local residents who have filed human rights claims against a number of  insurance and construction companies operating in Canterbury.

RecoveryWorks support group

RecoveryWorks support group

Monday, 30 June 2014 10:50 a.m. by AnxietySupport

The support group for Tuesday July 1st cancelled due to there being no Facilitator available for the night.

Canterbury researchers to present psychological quake impact findings in Paris

Canterbury researchers to present psychological quake impact findings in Paris

Monday, 30 June 2014 8:19 a.m. by CanterburyUniversity Popular

University of Canterbury researchers who for three years have been investigating the psychological effects of people who survived the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes will present their findings to the 28 International Congress of Applied Psychology in Paris next month.

Psychological effects of Christchurch quakes to be revealed

Psychological effects of Christchurch quakes to be revealed

Sunday, 29 June 2014 7:18 p.m. by MediaHerald

The findings of an investigation into the psychological effects of survivors of the 2010 and 2011 Christchurch earthquakes will be presented in Paris by Christchurch University researchers next month.

Paul Little: Failures of seismic proportions

Paul Little: Failures of seismic proportions

Sunday, 29 June 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

For many people in Canterbury, the earthquakes of September 2010, February 2011 and later had little or no effect. Their homes were not damaged, their incomes not affected and their families emerged unscathed.

THEMES:  – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

THEMES: – Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking

Friday, 27 June 2014 3:39 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday July 2nd, Ron Chambers, Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Do you constantly replay or obsess over negative situations? Known as rumination, it can feel like a broken record. Your mind rehearses the play-by-play of what led to that horrific breakup or missing a deadline at work. Even when everything is going well, we...

Youth Wellbeing Survey results highlight areas of need

Youth Wellbeing Survey results highlight areas of need

Thursday, 26 June 2014 1:14 p.m. by GovtCera

Understanding young people's recovery needs is key to ensuring the right decisions are made for the future, says Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton.

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Progress on Christchurch and Burwood hospitals’ redevelopment

Thursday, 26 June 2014 8:51 a.m. by GovtDHB Popular

​Progress on the Christchurch and Burwood hospitals' redevelopment is full steam ahead – with the first major concrete pour down for Burwood's new Back of House Building and enabling works for Christchurch set to start in September.

Recovery expert praises Christchurch support for people

Recovery expert praises Christchurch support for people

Friday, 20 June 2014 5:20 p.m. by GovtCera

A leading expert on human recovery after disasters has praised the response by Christchurch agencies and communities to people in need after the earthquakes.

Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

Strategy to help Cantabrians launched

Thursday, 19 June 2014 4:32 p.m. by GovtCera Popular

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner tonight launched the Community in Mind psychosocial strategy for greater Christchurch.

Alright

Alright

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:48 p.m. by MediaCTV

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Latest Survey Results Show More Support For Advocacy Services Urgently Needed

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 12:09 p.m. by CIAS_ Popular

A growing number of people seeking independent support to resolve earthquake insurance claims is major concern requiring more focus and funding.

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

New research shows Canterbury’s people still need support

Tuesday, 17 June 2014 11:36 a.m. by Allright Featured Popular

 

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Public meetings to share progress on Christchurch hospitals project

Thursday, 5 June 2014 1:00 p.m. by GovtDHB Popular

Canterbury District Health Board is running two meetings in mid-June to update the public on progress of the $650 million plus redevelopment of Christchurch and Burwood Hospitals.

Appreciation

Appreciation

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 12:45 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Greater attention is being paid these days to the dynamics that appreciation plays toward our physical, mental and emotional well being. 

Dealing with Asbestos - User Guide

Dealing with Asbestos - User Guide

Wednesday, 4 June 2014 11:13 a.m. by GovtEQC

 

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Brownlee must reassure over asbestos

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 4:18 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Concrete dust big threat to rebuild workers

Concrete dust big threat to rebuild workers

Wednesday, 28 May 2014 5:00 a.m. by MediaThePress

Workers in the Christchurch rebuild are breathing in quantities of toxic concrete dust which could be a "bigger issue than asbestos," experts say.

THEMES:  – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

THEMES: – ‘Anxiety and Depression’

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 12:42 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Fletcher investigated over asbestos

Fletcher investigated over asbestos

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 8:44 a.m. by MediaThePress

Fletcher Construction is being investigated for its handling of asbestos during Christchurch's earthquake rebuild.

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Youth of Canterbury still in crisis mode as Trust funds $1.6 million to help sector

Monday, 26 May 2014 3:59 p.m. by Commtrust Recommended Popular

By announcing $1.6 million of funding for its Young People sector, The Canterbury Community Trust is acknowledging that Canterbury youth are still dealing with the aftermath of the earthquakes, particularly in relation to mental health.   According to Trust Chief Executive, Louise Edwards, a greater proportion of funding has been earmarked for services that target young people in crisis, noting that many young people are exhibiting worrying signs of post traumatic stress.

Stress a huge part of peoples lives in Chch - NZAC

Stress a huge part of people's lives in Chch - NZAC

Wednesday, 14 May 2014 4:43 p.m. by PRNews Popular

The New Zealand Association of Counsellors says stress is actually increasing for many people living in parts of Christchurch, but the government is not doing nearly enough to help.

Budget 2014: Boost in Canterbury support services

Budget 2014: Boost in Canterbury support services

Wednesday, 7 May 2014 2:08 p.m. by GovtBeehive Recommended Popular

Release: New Zealand Parliament

Age of Anxiety………………

Age of Anxiety………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 11:02 a.m. by AnxietySupport

Anxiety disorders are the most commonly diagnosed mental illness. Now Atlantic editor Scott Stossel has fronted the disorder that he suggests, although a curse, may in some ways also be a blessing. By Catherine Woulfe  24th April, 2014 Scott Stossel, future editor of the Atlantic, spent his childhood crying on sidelines and trembling in corners....

Look Up………………

Look Up………………

Monday, 5 May 2014 10:35 a.m. by AnxietySupport

  If you have an i-phone, Android, cellphone or live your life on a laptop or tablet, or have friends or family that do, then this is a must watch: - http://blog.petflow.com/this-is-a-video-everyone-needs-to-see-for-the-first-time-in-my-life-im-speechless/

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

THEMES: – Anxiety, the Conscious and the Sub-conscious

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:27 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 21st – Speaker to be advised We are very aware of what we think but much less aware of impressions that by-pass our conscious thought processes and lodge in our sub-conscious.  Some of these impressions do ‘resurface’ to become conscious thoughts but much of what we experience remains unprocessed. Our sub-conscious is however...

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

THEMES: – The Physical Experience of Anxiety

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 4:20 p.m. by AnxietySupport

Wednesday May 7th: – With a clinician from the Anxiety Disorders Service, CDHB Anxiety is more than just a feeling or emotion so whilst it is useful to understand the emotional impacts of anxiety it is important to also understand how these can develop into a physical experience.  As a product of the body’s fight-or-flight...

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 Popular

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 Popular