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Groups available at Christchurch Central Service

All groups are open / walk-in, except Women and Wellbeing. Please contact CCS for this group.

A free, open group for women to support wellbeing around Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) use

Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.30pm
59 Ferry Road
Please call CCS (03) 338 4437 for this group

  • Harm minimisation

  • Relapse prevention

  • Developing coping strategies

  • Relaxation exercises

  • Impact of AOD in other areas of our lives

  • Self-esteem work

  • Strategies for reducing stress

For women with mild to moderate substance abuse issues. Offers you an opportunity to explore your AOD use in a safe and supportive way and have some laughs. Provides a friendly women-centred environment. We take self and agency referrals.


Waka Hauora

Understanding cultural connection/identity

Waka Hauora
Friday 12.30pm to 1.30pm

59 Ferry Rd

Claim the right to speak, so welcome to all for support under the umbrella of Waka Hauora.

Services Offered

  • Assessment

  • Facilitated by passionate Kaiako

  • He Whare Tapa Wha frame work

  • Waiata and Haka

  • Creating pathways & connections

  • Linking people to services

  • 8 week 1 hour group

Women and Wellbeing

Mindfulness Practice Group

An open group held weekly to focus on mindfulness and recovery

Wednesday 5.30pm - 7.00pm

59 Ferry Road

Mindfulness is a practical and simple practice of being present, relaxation and self-awareness. It is a form of meditation designed to develop the skill of paying attention to our inner and outer experiences with acceptance, patience, and compassion.

Group Goals
» To develop a personal understanding and experience of mindfulness
» To integrate mindfulness into your daily life
» To give and receive support on our mindfulness journey


Be Smart

Self management and recovery training for family and friends

Every Wednesday 6.00 - 7.30pm 

59 Ferry Rd

An open group held weekly to assist anyone who is affected by the addictive behaviour of someone close to them

Topics Covered
•    Finding the motivation to change
•    Assertive communication
•    Keeping safe and seeking support
•    Problem solving and making better choices
•    Challenging unhelpful thinking
•    Self care support and rewards
•    Coping with lapses
•    Goal setting

Smart Recovery

Self-Management and Recovery Training

Monday 12.30pm - 2.00pm
Tuesday 6.00pm - 7.30pm

59 Ferry Rd

SMART (Self Management and Recovery Training) Recovery is a free group program assisting any problematic behaviours, including addiction to drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling, food, shopping, internet and others.

It is a free group programme, guided by trained peers and professionals. Participants come to help themselves and help each other using a variety of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and motivational tools and techniques.


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