Services at The Loft

Health Services

Better Health-led primary healthcare providers will deliver a collective Integrated Family Health Centre that supports mental, emotional, social and physical health. Services include the Linwood Medical Centre general practice, as well as a pharmacy, physiotherapy service, district nursing, midwifery care, mental health counselling services, and other specialist medical clinics.  For more information about each service, click on the links below.

Health Organisations

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Community and Social Services

The Loft provides a comprehensive range of wellbeing services that support children, families and the community.  Services include family and sexual violence services, parenting support, mental health services, financial and budgeting support, and more. For more information about each service, click on the links below.

If you need support, please complete The Loft Referral Form and one of our specialist staff will be in touch with you soon. Please note that your referral form to the Loft services will be held by Aviva, who is the legal entity responsible for the Community and Social Services side of The Loft.

Community and Social Organisations

Aviva is an independent, specialist Canterbury-based family and sexual violence agency which supports children, young people, women and men to become violence-free.

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The Problem Gambling Foundation provides free, professional and confidential counselling and support to anyone affected by gambling.

Family Help Trust provides a home-based social work service working exclusively with families experiencing multiple difficulties who have children under five years old.

The Laura Fergusson Trust provide a range of short and long-term residential, rehabilitation and assessment services for people 16 years of age and over with brain injuries, physical, sensory, neurological impairment or multiple impairments.

START provides counselling for children, youth and adults who have been subject to sexual violence, alongside specific support for their whānau. START is represented at The Loft via the Sexual Assault Support Service Canterbury service which Aviva o

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Christchurch Resettlement Services exists to support people from refugee and migrant backgrounds living in Christchurch to settle successfully in New Zealand by providing a range of professional services that build on strengths to promote wellbeing a

Plunket provide health and support services for the development and wellbeing of children under 5. Plunket works together with families and communities, to ensure the best start for every child.

Community Law Canterbury is a not-for-profit organisation which works to reduce and remove barriers to the law. They provide quality, free legal help to people in Canterbury and the Grey and Westland Districts, who face barriers in accessing justice.

Citizens Advice Bureau is an information service. The role of their volunteers is to uncover client’s needs, provide them with information, and discuss with the client a strategy or plan of how to address the issue.

Link People help people to find and access the health, social, wellbeing and housing support they need to live well - whether that means advocating for someone to make it easier to access services, or helping them find a place to call home

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Pathways provides community-based mental health and wellbeing services. They’re passionate about supporting people with experience of mental illness to live well in the communities of their choice.

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Workwise supports people who are facing personal, health or mental health challenges to find and keep a job. They're committed to helping people find the right role to suit their skills, experience and dreams - and supporting them to keep it.

Kingdom Resources’ team of financial mentors is made up of experienced staff members and trained volunteers from churches around Christchurch and the wider Canterbury community. They work with clients to put together a Financial Action Plan.