Awareness – Canterbury Action on Mental Health and Addictions, the consumer networkAwareness is a network of people with their own experience of a mental health or addictions service.

Our mission is to ensure effective mental health services in Canterbury by supporting individuals to make a difference, and becoming a collective voice for change.

As consumers ourselves we work to improve services for all and to ensure the recovery model is followed for all service users.

We provide

  • Support for self-advocacy
  • Education
  • Comment on policy and practice in the mental health sector
  • Support to make a difference to individuals and tangata whai ora* who have mental distress
  • Themes : Evening talks on subjects directly relevant to the experience of mental health and/or additions issues.

Go to our website for full details of what we do, how to become involved and to contact us:

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