Sometimes we need specialist help and support from outside the University. Whether you want to talk to someone at the University as a starting point or approach community groups directly, it's important to get help.
In crisis? If anyone is in immediate danger or is injured, dial 111 immediately.
- 111 is the emergency number for when people are seriously injured or in danger, there is serious risk to property, a crime is being or has just been committed and the offenders are nearby.
- Dial 111 on any phone and ask for the service that is needed most urgently (Fire, Ambulance, or Police).
- For non-critical medical situations, visit the Christchurch Hospital After-Hours/Emergency, a 24 hour doctor, or your local doctor.
- For non-emergency police support, contact your local area’s Community Constable or contact Christchurch Central, phone +64 3 363 7400, 68 St Asaph Street.
Are you for someone close to you struggling with addiction? You don't have to struggle alone.
Al-Anon offers hope and recovery to all people affected by the alcoholism of a loved one or friend.
An information, referral and intervention service. Offers free confidential information, insight and support on any problem, issue or query you might have about your own or someone else’s drinking or drug taking.
If drug use is causing problems in your life maybe NA can help. NA is made up of addicts who are trying to help each other recover from using drugs and make changes their lives.
There are a number of community organisations available for advice and support.
The Family Services Directory lists organisations in your area that can help with a range of services, including childcare and parenting helplines, ethnic services, special needs/disability and legal/civil services.
New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child.
No one should be frightened of their partner or someone in their family. Find out how to get help for yourself and others.
Supporting families to live violence-free. An independent charity that works with women, children and men to support overcoming family violence.
Shakti is a national not-for-profit community organisation specialising in the area of women’s development, empowerment and domestic/family violence intervention, prevention and awareness. A specialist provider of culturally competent support services for women, children and families of Asian, African and Middle Eastern origins.
Other community groups and services that are here to help.
A free and confidential service of information, advice and support about government processes, legal rights and responsibilities, specialist services and community information.
A confidential advice service for LGBTIQ+ community, their friends and families. Support and appropriate information in a safe and friendly atmosphere.
People affected by crime can call the Freephone line for information about support services and the justice system, 9am to 6pm on normal working days.