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A message of support

Posted by on 17 March 2019

At this very sad and tragic time in Christchurch history, we want to send a message of support to all our patients.

For those families and friends who lost loved ones, our most heartfelt condolences go out to you. Our thoughts are with you.

For Cantabrians generally, this unprecedented and shocking event will outdoubtedly affect everyone in some way. If you need help or support in any way, there are a range of support services, some of which are listed below.

 Victim Support              0800 842 846          
 Lifeline  0800 543354
 'Need to talk'  call/text 1737
 Youthline  0800 376 633
 Kidsline  0800 54 37 54

 The Canterbury Charity Hospital is offering free counselling - no referral from GPs is required. Call or email the hospital on:
03 360 2266 (week days)
020 4098 0750 (out of hours)

Online links to resources:

- Managing stress in an emergency
- Managing stress and fatigue in the workplace

- How to talk to your kids about trauma
- How to talk to children about terrorism
- Ministry of Health: helping children

Other helpful links:
- Christchurch City Council (road closures, event cancellations)
- ChristchurchNZ (travel, attractions, how to show your support)
- New Zealand Police (video updates)