its all right to grieve

Today, on the third anniversary of the devastating Canterbury Earthquake, we take time to reflect on the life-changing events of that day and remember those who lost their lives, who lost loved ones, who were hurt in body and mind, who lost their homes and their livelihoods.

We acknowledge the ongoing affects of the earthquake – the stresses and strains on daily life – and, we accept that they are likely to continue for some time. But we feel positive about the future and we are grateful to all those who have given so much to help rebuild Christchurch – not just the city, but the community.

We have worked closely with many organsiations doing amazing things on the ground to support people and help regenerate and rejuvenate the spirit of this great city.

We would like to celebrate these inspirational people and organisations, including:

Addington Action Incorporated
ADRA New Zealand
Anglican Care Network
Avon Loop Planning Association
Baptist Churches of New Zealand
Birthright Christchurch
Canterbury Youth Development Programme Trust
CanCERN Incorporated
United Way (NZ) Inc.
Canterbury Refugee Council
Canterbury Youth Workers Collective Incorporated
Champion Centre
Christchurch Methodist Central Mission
Christchurch Migrants Centre Trust – Te Whare Ta Wahi
Gap Filler Trust
Habitat for Humanity (Christchurch) Ltd
Mental Health Education Resource Centre
Methodist Mission
Advance Ashburton
Mothers Supporting Mothers Trust
New Brighton Community Gardens
NZ Catholic Bishops Conference
Pillars Christchurch
Presbyterian Support
Project Lyttelton
Rata Counselling Centre
Renew Brighton
Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Canterbury
Selwyn Parenting Network
Salvation Army
Sumner Residents Association

Check out the All Right Campaign:

its all right to feel a little blue

All Right? is a social marketing campaign designed to help us think about our mental health and wellbeing. It’s about helping people realise that they’re not alone, encouraging them to connect with others, and supporting them to boost their wellbeing. Ultimately, All Right is about ensuring wellbeing is at the heart of our recovery.