One stop shop for support

by Mike Isle

Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) has launched a one-stop shop for those seeking health and wellbeing support in the wake of the mosque attacks.

The Canterbury Resilience Hub website resilient.org.nz is a central point for health and wellbeing advice and practical support services information. Board chief executive David Meates said people were deeply affected by these events.

“The board recognised the need to consolidate health and wellbeing resources in one place to make it easier for people to navigate the range of support materials and services available.”

Led by the DHB, the Canterbury Resilience Hub website expands beyond the health system and connects people to information about education, housing, financial, immigration help, social supports and other resources.

Meates said the site is designed to meet the needs of three main user groups: those needing support, those supporting others, and professionals supporting others.

“We know from experience that recovery from disasters and emergencies is complex and takes time. As we move from the response to the recovery phase, we need to ensure that people continue to access the help and information they need, when they need it.

“This new website aims to make that process easier and more inclusive.

“The Canterbury Resilience Hub website will remain available to provide information related to any future natural disasters or emergencies.

Canterbury Resilience Hub website: resilient.org.nz.