Rural Programme

  1. Ashburton (Fridays)

    After many years at the Baring Square hall, we recently moved to the Community House in Cass Street. We are based in the Rakaia Room (unless told otherwise) which is through the automatic doors and to the right. This is a programme that is facilitated in and around the Ashburton community, with on- and off-site Read more

  2. Rangiora (Wednesdays)

    We are at the War Memorial Hall on Albert Street (opposite the Plunket Rooms) in the front room through the double doors. This is a “one staff” day doing such things as day trips out in the Canterbury Region, and in the local community like op shopping and Meals on Wheels. Transport is available by Read more

  3. Rangiora (Mondays)

    We are in the downstairs foyer of the Thrive Church building (next door to the RSA) on Victoria Street. Mondays are normally a split day, with 2 staff offering a range of on and off site activities such as swimming , open craft, guest speakers and walking groups in the Waimakariri district . Transport is Read more

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