Lunches



Lunches at Step Ahead provide members with an opportunity to come together for a low cost meal, while meeting up with people they know, and also perhaps having the opportunity to meet new members. Members will often only get to see people that attend the same groups that they do, and so when they attend shared lunches they also get to meet other members. It is a casual time to chat and catch up with people, share ideas and enjoy a meal while also hearing about other groups and things that are happening at Step Ahead.

Shared Meal Opportunities on the Stanmore Programme

BUDGET LUNCHES: These happen each second Thursday of the month at 12:30pm. It costs members $4.50 for a two course meal consisting of a main and a dessert. During the summer months BBQs are a common feature of budget lunches.

Bookings by 10am please 🙂

October the 17th: Chicken Bake with mashed potatoes and desert. Cost $4.50.

October the 31st: Cannelloni Pasta, salad and desert. Cost $4.50

LUNCH ON A WEDNESDAY: These lunches happen every Wednesday and consist of a healthy bread roll with a variety of fillings such as cold meat, carrot, beetroot, lettuce, egg, cheese, tomato, mayonnaise and cucumber. This is accompanied with a piece of fruit. The cost to members is $2.50. A second roll can be purchased for $1.50 if there are enough rolls available on the day. In the winter time rolls are sometimes substituted for a bowl of hearty home-made soup.

Shared Meal Opportunities on the Puriri Street Programme

BUDGET LUNCHES: Budget lunch is offered monthly on a Friday at Puriri Street. There is also the opportunity for members to help out with the preparation of the food prior to the sharing of the meal. The cost is $4.50. The meal consists of a main and a dessert.

LIGHT LUNCH: Once a month a light lunch is offered to members at the cost of $2.50. Members have the opportunity to come in the morning and help out with the preparation and cooking of the lunch if they wish.

October the 22nd: Chicken salad with moroccan dressing, $2:50.

Shared Meal Opportunities on the Rural Programme

BUDGET LUNCHES: Budget lunch is offered once a month to members at the cost of $4.50. A main meal and dessert or fruit is provided and the members have the opportunity to help out with the preparation and cooking of the meal throughout the morning if they wish.

The budget lunch is offered on a Monday on the Rangiora programme, and on a Friday on the Ashburton programme.

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