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Enhancing the wellbeing of people who experience mental illness

http://Enhancing%20the%20wellbeing%20of%20people%20who%20experience%20mental%20illness

Enhancing the wellbeing of people who experience mental illness

http://Enhancing%20the%20wellbeing%20of%20people%20who%20experience%20mental%20illness

Enhancing the wellbeing of people who experience mental illness

http://Enhancing%20the%20wellbeing%20of%20people%20who%20experience%20mental%20illness

Enhancing the wellbeing of people who experience mental illness

Step Ahead is a membership based, not for profit organisation providing comprehensive programmes that offer social, educational, recreational and pre-vocational activities for adults diagnosed with a mental illness.

Step Ahead's philosophy embraces the concept of progression away from illness and institutional care, towards wellness and independence in the community. Central to this is a positive and understanding environment. Staff engage in a community development and integration approach with members, supporting self-responsibility and independence.

Step Ahead members are involved at all levels of the organisation.

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ACTIVITIES

Creative

  • Art
  • Painting Techniques
  • Craft
  • Mosaics
  • Open Craft
  • Sewing
  • Stone Carving

 

Health & Fitness

  • Healthy Cooking / Healthy Lifestyle
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis, Badminton, Table Tennis
  • 10 Pin Bowling
  • Tai Chi
  • Walking, Tramping

 

Social & Life Skills

  • Coffee Mornings, Lunches
  • Evening Groups
  • Community Garden, Meals On Wheels, Op Shopping
  • Men’s & Women’s Groups
  • Music Group
  • Technology, Educational
  • Employment Support

 

Keep up the good work, consumer driven organisations are always empowering to clients.
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Referrer , Canterbury
Step Ahead is a wonderful asset in Christchurch for people with a mental illness. You do great work!
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Family member , Christchurch
I believe if people start attending from hospital, they are more likely to engage once living in the community. Keep keeping on!
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Clinician , Christchurch
I know my sister really enjoys and looks forward to the ski day every year, and some trips/day outings . . . She also appreciates the newsletter every month, and I know that gives her a boost . . . thank you for your hard work and support.
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Family Member , Christchurch
Over the time as I see consumers grow and become more confident, I am amazed. The groups, activities and support given is well received by consumers, and family/whanau. You hold a valuable service, keep challenging.
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Referrer , Canterbury
Step Ahead has been very useful for our family member. It has given her strength and confidence to attempt things she would never have done in the past. She is meeting a lot of people with similar problems to her, and they can face new challenges together and help one another by talking about it.
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Family Member , Christchurch
I think you have a great organisation. My son has greatly benefited from all the activities he has been involved in and I’d like to thank you for the great job you are doing. May you keep going for a long time, you have really helped him in his life.
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Family member , Christchurch
Always had positive feedback from clients, very well presented and an enjoyable monthly newsletter.
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Clinician , Canterbury
Your service is excellent, keep up the good work. Being able to engage people into Step Ahead prior to discharge is very useful from our perspective, for the person, and focusses them on the community, not extending the inpatient stay.
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Clinician , Christchurch
I have nothing but praise for Step Ahead . . . The clients I have worked with regarding issues have been treated fairly, with respect and dignity.
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Clinician , Christchurch