There are “earthquake navigators” available and funded by the Ministry to help people with their insurance/EQC claims including understanding their engineering reports etc. Ring 0800 777 846 and ask to be transferred to an Earthquake Support Coordinator
There is a lot of support being put in place to help people with the psychological aspects of the quake and seeing that people get the right type of support. This is accessed through 0800 777 846 (open 8am to 11pm seven days per week.)
Earthquake Crisis Phone Counselling: for those directly impacted by the Christchurch earthquake. A phone counselling appointment can be arranged by phoning 0800 299 100 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. You will be asked to leave your name and phone number, and then a professional experiencedin trauma and grief support will call you back as soon as possible, within 1-2 hours of your initial call.
Provides regularly updated advice and response information about the 22nd February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is maintained by Environment Canterbury and Christchurch City Council, as part of Civil Defence Emergency Management.
ONE STOP SHOCK: The essential list for everything recovery for Refugee and Migrant Communities http://stalbans.gen.nz/?attachment_id=3513
“New to Christchurch? Useful tips for migrants”
Medical Info (from PROMED website)
Lifestyle Improvement: activesmart.co.nz
Medical Support Groups: nzord.org.nz
Finding A Health Service: webhealth.co.nz
Medication Information: medsafe.govt.nz
Skylight is a registered New Zealand not for profit Trust. Skylight offers services to those facing tough times of change, loss, trauma and grief – whatever the cause, and whatever their age. They have listed below an extensive list of web links providing high quality information to assist you, and those you support, through tough times following the latest Christchurch Earthquake and its many and ongoing aftershocks. Scroll through to the sections most relevant to you, or those you support.
Post Traumatic Stress – ways to cope with it – help for all those finding they are having strong reactions to the Earthquake and its Aftermath
Stressed Out? – some posters to print out for all ages
Factors That Can Help Build Up Resilience – as offered on Radio NZ.
Helpful Links to Articles on Breathing - how to breathe to destress and relax
For Organisations, Employers or Managers
Support grieving staff, their families, clients and customers after the earthquake. Click Here
Useful information about understanding post traumatic stress and grief, and ways to cope with it and look after yourself and others. Click Here
For Parents and Families
Ideas about understanding and supporting Children and Teens. Click Here
For Professionals and Support Workers
Information and resources for those assisting people of all ages affected by the earthquake. Click Here
Skylight Earthquake Aftermath Resources
Earthquake Crisis Phone Counselling
Phone counselling is available for those directly impacted by the Christchurch earthquake. Telephone 0800 299 100 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Leave your name and phone number, and then a professional experienced in trauma and grief support will call you back within 1-2 hours of your initial call.
COMMUNITY ENERGY ACTION: A Charitable Trust with free advice on insulation, heating options, subsidies and more cea.co.nz 0800 388 588
Human Rights Commission
Due to the earthquakes, many people in Christchurch have found it difficult to visit the office of the Human Rights Commission so the commission is running“clinics” around the Christchurch area instead. If you would like to talk about human rights issues, call either Zheela Vokes on 03-353 0956 or email at email@example.com or call Karolin Potter on 03-353 0957 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also talk to you about the educational sessions we run including human rights in your workplace, how to make a human rights complaint, about bullying and harassment, about disability and employment and many other issues.
You can meet us at a “clinic” or you can meet us in our office, or we can come to you where you are. Just call 0800 496 877 and ask to be put through to one of the Christchurch based staff.