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

Every Wednesday 6.30pm-8:00pm
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.


Be Smart

Self management and recovery
training for family & friends

Every Thursday 5.30pm-6.30pm
59 Ferry Road

A free group aimed to improve the quality of life, coping skills, and support system of the family member, friend or supporter of the person with problem behaviour. It aims to teach self-empowerment and self-resilience, using tools and techniques for self-directed change.

Your path to self-directed change is individual.
You have the power of choice.


Women and Wellbeing

Mindfulness Practice Group

An open group held weekly to focus on mindfulness and recovery

Every Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm
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


Waka Hauora

Understanding cultural connection/identity

Waka Hauora Haka/Waiata
Thursday 10:30am-11:30am
59 Ferry Rd

Waka Hauora
Friday 10:30am-11:30am
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

Smart Recovery

Self-Management and Recovery Training

Every 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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