Order resources from the Community Health Information Centre

CHIC Order Processing during the COVID-19 response

All CHICs are closed to visitors at the current alert level and until further notice. Therefore you may not be able to pick up resource orders.

You may experience a delay in the processing of your resource order. This is due to limited staff capacity and also issues with the availability of some resources.

CPH coverage mapThe Community Health Information Centre (CHIC) provides free health resources within the Community and Public Health geographical area covering:

  • Canterbury including Ashburton, Greater Christchurch, Selwyn, Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura Districts;
  • South Canterbury including MacKenzie, Timaru and Waimate Districts;
  • the West Coast including Buller, Grey and Westland Districts; and
  • the Chatham Islands.

This page is the gateway to ordering health resources online, including pamphlets, booklets and posters.

You can order up to 100 copies of any resource online, unless specified otherwise or if quantities are limited.

Find out more about online ordering and the delivery of your order.

Other ways you can order resources

You can also order resources from CHIC via mail, fax and email.

You can also visit one of our centres in Ashburton (by appointment), Timaru and Greymouth to view or order resources.

Unfortunately you cannot visit or drop in to the Christchurch CHIC to view or order resources.

Contact your local CHIC Office for more information:

CANTERBURY (Christchurch)
Ph +64 3 378 6721
Fax +64 3 379 6125

Ph +64 3 307 6902
Fax +64 3 307 8081

Ph +64 3 687 2600
Fax +64 3 688 6091

WEST COAST (Greymouth)
Ph +64 3 768 1160
Fax +64 3 768 1169

Ordering resources from outside our region

Some resources produced by Community and Public Health are available to those outside our coverage area, but you will need to pay for these items, including a postage charge.

Resources from the All Right? Campaign

The All Right? campaign is designed to help us think about our mental health and wellbeing.

All Right? is about helping people realise that they’re not alone, encouraging them to connect with others, and supporting them to boost their wellbeing.

Featured resources: Rauemi whakaatu

Worried about someone
Worried about someone's gambling?
Available in Chinese, Te Reo Māori and Samoan. Gives useful advice and help if you are concerned about your own or someone else's gambling. Updated for 2016.
Worried about gambling? - Te Reo Māori
Worried about gambling? - Te Reo Māori
Available in Chinese and Samoan. Gives useful advice and help if you are concerned about your own or someone else's gambling. Updated for 2016.
Sorted booklets
Sorted booklets
Gives financial advice on range of topics including setting goals, budgeting, debt, saving, investing, and insurance. Set contains 8 A5 booklets.

Featured mental wellbeing resources: Rauemi hauora hinengaro

Find your hidden strengths - Saucepan
Poster - A3
Find your hidden strengths - Saucepan
Available in the Greater Christchurch region only. Encourages thinking about your wellbeing, and discovering your hidden strengths. Part of the campaign to promote wellbeing in Canterbury.
Workplace Wellbeing
Poster - A3 Set
Workplace Wellbeing
Available in the Greater Christchurch region only. Encourages employees to think about their own wellbeing, and how they can support others in their workplace. Part of the campaign to promote wellbeing in Canterbury. Set contains five posters.
Just Ask. Just Listen
Poster - A3 Set
Just Ask. Just Listen
Highlights 'what not to do’ if someone in your whānau is experiencing mental distress, including labelling and awkward conversations. Part of the Like Minds Like Mine campaign. Set contains four posters.

Featured gardening resources: Rauemi mahi māra

Safer and Healthier Gardening
Safer and Healthier Gardening
Gives information on reducing risks when gardening. Revised February 2018. Reprinted June 2019. MoH code HE4605.
Avoiding Legionnaires
Avoiding Legionnaires' Disease while gardening
Revised August 2020. Gives information for gardeners about legionellosis (legionnaires' disease). Includes five simple steps to avoid catching the disease from potting mix or compost products. Previously titled "Preventing Legionnaires' Disease: Advice for gardeners".
Growing healthy little gardeners
Growing healthy little gardeners
Gives health and safety information on gardening with children. Designed for use by parents, families and schools.

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