Sport & Fitness

  1. Mountain Biking

    Mountain biking is a great way to get fit and to get out and about for a bit of fresh air. We run the Mountain Bike activity on alternate Friday afternoons. On one Friday a month, from Stanmore, we may visit local mountain bike tracks such as McLean’s Island and Bottle Lake. On the second Read more

  2. Golf

    This activity is relatively new to the Stanmore programme but is proving popular. We play at a range of Christchurch and Canterbury golf courses on a twice monthly basis. Usually the activity runs on a Thursday afternoon but we do have out of town trips to golf clubs further afield when we leave in the Read more

  3. Tramping

    The Tramping Group activity takes place every second Friday. Typically we leave at 9am and return by 5pm. You will need to have a basic level of fitness. Before coming on a tramp you may like to give the Walking Group or the Puriri Street Run / Beginners Tramping activity a try. The tramping group Read more

  4. Walking Group

    Take these walks at your own pace. They cater to all abilities where possible. The walks usually last between 40 to 50 minutes followed by a hot drink and a chat. We provide transport to our various destinations, though sometimes will just walk from our base.  Members decide on the day where the group will Read more

  5. Gym & Weights

    Stanmore visits the Shoreline Gym in New Brighton on Wednesday mornings and every alternate Friday morning. This is a popular activity and one which enables members to maintain and improve their fitness and strength levels. The gym has a good range of both cardio, and machine and free weights. We can create a programme that Read more

  6. Tennis, Badminton and Table Tennis

    Table Tennis On Wednesday afternoon in both the Puriri Street and Stanmore activity programmes we play recreational table tennis at the Table Tennis Canterbury hall on Blenheim Rd. Cost is $1.00. Badminton On Wednesday afternoon in both the Puriri Street and Stanmore activity programme we play recreational Badminton at Cowles Stadium on Pages Road. Cost Read more

  7. Swimming

    Swimming is an excellent fun and fitness activity that anyone can take part in. We leave for the Pioneer pool complex from Stanmore Road and Puriri Street on Tuesday afternoons, and for the Tairoa QE2 pool from Stanmore Road on Thursday afternoons. The rural programme has regular swimming at Dudley Pool in Rangiora, and at Read more

  8. 10 Pin Bowling

    This activity is a regular favourite for many of our members. We go bowling at the Extreme Entertainment Ten Pin Bowling Centre in Iversen Terrace. This activity takes place every Wednesday at 1:00 pm and generally takes about an hour to complete. If you have not tried this fun activity why not give it a 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