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Mesothelioma Prognosis Network

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Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused from asbestos exposure. Due to the long latency period of mesothelioma (approximately 20-50 years), most people who are diagnosed with the disease…

How to find a doctor or mental health professional

If you feel unwell your best starting point is usually your General Health Practitioner (your family doctor) (GP).  GPs are trained to assess, treat and manage many mental health issues…

Connect with other carers in your area!

Do you feel lonely or isolated in your caring role? Would you like to connect with other carers in your area? Simply email centre@carers.net.nz or call 0800 777 797 to be referred to…

Te Waiora House

A retreat / respite centre for adults who need a break from the stresses of daily life. Te Waiora House provides a peaceful and relaxed rural environment. Set in 14…

Canterbury DHB

Ranui House is available to all out of town patients and their families who are attending any hospital in Christchurch. Patients from all hospital departments can stay at Ranui House,…

Supporting Families in Mental Illness

Supporting Families in Mental Illness holds regular support group meetings for families close to someone with a mental illness; Education group sessions, Peer support group (family to family), Family Social…

Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury

A Parkinson’s Support Group for Spouses and Carers offering support and friendship. We also offer an annual education session specifically for this group Venue: Cafés around Christchurch and RangioraMeet :…