Mental Health

(03) 364 0482 or 0800 920 092 (option 1)

Staffed by Doctors, nurses and social workers. 24 Hour service, experienced in emergency psychiatric assessment and advice. Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender friendly.

12 Hillsborough Tce, St Martins, Christchurch
(03) 328 7105
Ali Watersong MA, Dip Counselling ANZPA (Assoc)

Lesbian counsellor and psychodramatist. Counselling, psychotherapy, supervision with individuals and couples. Personal development groups using psychodrama. Negotiable fees.

36 Lismore St, Waltham, Christchurch 8011
(03) 365 6266 or 0800 478 778

The team sees young people aged 11 – 24 years of age. Usually there is no cost to the client. We predominantly work on a one to one basis with our clients, though we also run some educational group programmes. Our core work is to assist young people to work through problematic behaviour which presents as abuse/violence towards others and also self, responding in a healthy way to difficult emotions, anger guilt , sadness, grief etc. We have a very good supportive team. The one to one programme provides 10-12 sessions where the young person can talk about anything that is impacting on them in a safe, confident and caring environment. There are also opportunities for parents/caregivers to engage with an EY clinician, in support of their young person.

0800 543 354

Lifeline Aotearoa’s 24/7 helpline offers free, anonymous and confidential support. Volunteers on our community helplines undergo world class counselling training and supervision, providing a caring and professional service to a wide range of people in need. They deal with many kind of issues including psychological and emotional distress, financial and work issues, marriage and family problems and with callers who are lonely, ill, depressed or the victims of violence or abuse.

We are committed to providing a safe, effective and innovative service to support the emotional and mental wellbeing of our communities. Whenever you need to talk, we’re here to listen.

116 Marshlands Rd, Shirley, Christchurch 8061

PO Box 32 035
(03) 365 5344 or 0800 424 399 (Rural Canterbury)
Sheree Menzies

MHERC’s website and free public library contain up to date information on a wide range of mental health topics and services. Books, DVD’s, CDs, video tapes and audio tapes are available for loan to the people of Canterbury, either by visiting the Centre in person or through our free postal service. Hours: 9am–4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Level 2 Ng Building, 214 Madras St, PO Box 532, Cashel St, Christchurch
(03) 366 6936
Tracey Tuhi

The Mental Health Foundation works towards creating a society free from discrimination, where all people enjoy positive mental health and well being. The Christchurch based Southern team is a diverse group made up of tangata whaiora/consumers, tangata whenua, Pasifica and pakeha with an equal gender split. We deliver the Like Minds, Like Mine programme, workforce development and generic mental health training as well as more specialised projects.

826 Colombo St, Christchurch
(03) 365 9479

All MHAPS staff have their own lived experience of mental health or alcohol and addiction issue, which ensures that people seeking support meet with respect and empathy. MHAPS offer a wide range of peer support, advocacy and group programmes both evening and daytime workshops and Latnam House; a social drop-in centre for mental health service users located in Sydenham. For more info contact us or visit the website.

185 Peterborough St, Christchurch
(03) 379 1953
Lisane Garbutt (reception)

Free, professional and confidential counselling available to all gay and bisexual men and couples, and to any people affected by HIV and their significant others. Free, anonymous, simple and quick Rapid test (results within 1 hour) for HIV and Syphilis.

HIV prevention programmes: LYC ‘Love Your Condom’ for Gay and Bisexual men, African communities. Workshops covering: Sexual health/sexuality/diversity/homophobia. Free condoms. Cheap lube.

PO Box 7537, Sydenham, Christchurch
(03) 379 6910

24 hour Crisis Line and Support, safe accommodation, confidential residential care, rural services, appropriate referral agencies, education and training, lesbian services, Te Ara Atea (mandated/non-mandated person’s programmes) tamariki programmes, residential and community.

Level 1, NZAF Building, 31 Hargreaves St, St Mary’s Bay, Auckland

PO Box 147 663, Ponsonby, Auckland 1144
Trevor Easton

National confidential telephone counselling and information service for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and takataapui community. Skype counselling available and face to face if in Auckland. Mon – Fri 9am – 9pm and Sat – Sun 6pm – 9pm.