Special Events

  1. Next Steps Forum

    Free vouchers! Member Staff Liaison Meeting changes to the Next Steps Forum The first of these will be on 30th April. The usual monthly Member Staff Liaison meeting will undergo Read more

  2. Social Enterprise Update – A Stitch In Time at Step Ahead

    So what is a Social enterprise? It’s a business that is designed to make just enough money to survive but its main aim is to provide training and jobs for Read more

  3. Guest Speakers

    Guest speakers are programmed regularly at all bases. Ideas from the membership for guest speakers are encouraged. Previous speakers have included topics such as: Personal safety at home Ideas for Read more

  4. Open House

    At least once a year an open house is programmed at all bases. This provides an opportunity for members to bring family, friends or support people to Step Ahead, to Read more

  5. Black Cat

    Akaroa Harbour is considered to be one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of the South Island. A trip on the Black Cat, cruising around the extinct volcanic harbour and Read more

  6. Jet Boating

    Alpine Jet Thrills provide a thrilling trip up the Waimakariri River from Kowhai Bush near Springfield. It’s a great day out either to enjoy the jet boat ride or come Read more

  7. Art Exhibition

    Step Ahead holds an annual art exhibition, usually in early October, to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week. The exhibition helps to ensure maximum exposure and to breakdown barriers and Read more

  8. Annual General Meeting

    AGM and Trust Board Elections 2019 The 2019 AGM was held on 22nd October at the Holy Trinity Church in Stanmore Road across the road from Step Ahead. The 2020 Read more

  9. Evening Activities

    The onsite evening activities at Stanmore offer members a fun night in the company of other members. These are also good opportunities to catch up with people who may not Read more

  10. Horse Riding

    Usually an annual event. Waimak River Horse Treks offers ½ and 1 hour treks, and the opportunity for grooming and saddling tuition at no extra charge. It’s a great place Read more

  11. Skiing and Snowboarding

    Skiing and Snowboarding are annual events to either Porters Pass Ski field or Mt Hutt. Lessons and ski hire are included. It’s an early start time, usually leaving Step Ahead Read more