Order resources from the Community Health Information Centre

Christmas/ New Year closure of Community Health Information Centres

Two pairs of jandals upright in a pile of sand.All Community Health Information Centres (CHICs) will be closed over the festive season. Make sure to get your orders in to ensure delivery before Christmas and to cover your resource needs over this period.

Any orders received after the last day for pre-Christmas orders will not be processed until the Centre opens again in 2021.

  • Christchurch, Ashburton and Chatham Islands: Last day for pre-Christmas orders is Friday 18th December 2020. Re-opening on Monday 18th January 2021.
  • Timaru: Last day for pre-Christmas orders is Monday 21st December 2020. Re-opening on Tuesday 5th January 2021.
  • Greymouth: Last day for pre-Christmas orders is Monday 21st December 2020. Re-opening on Tuesday 5th January 2021.

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.

CHIC Order Processing during the public health response to COVID-19

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.

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

MID CANTERBURY (Ashburton)
Ph +64 3 307 6902
Fax +64 3 307 8081

SOUTH CANTERBURY (Timaru)
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

Creating the perfect healthy platter
Sheet
Creating the perfect healthy platter
Gives tips on preparing healthy affordable and good-looking platters when catering for groups.
NUT0141
Mix
Sheet
Mix 'n' Match Options
Gives suggestions and recipes for non-alcoholic mocktails to tempt guests at your next party or special occasion.
DRU0121
Safer Partying
Pocket Resource
Safer Partying
Limited to 10 copies per order. Gives harm minimisation tips and information on what to expect for young people.
DRU0122A
Maximum allowed quantity per order: 10

Featured food safety resources: Rauemi whakamaru i te kai

Food Safety in Pregnancy
Booklet
Food Safety in Pregnancy
Maximum of 20 copies per order. Reprinted October 2019. Provides information on foodborne infections that may be more serious for pregnant women and affect your unborn child.
SAF0111
Maximum allowed quantity per order: 20
Food Safety in the Home
Booklet
Food Safety in the Home
Maximum of 20 copies per order. Gives tips for safe food handling and storage at home. Revised June 2012.
SAF0019
Maximum allowed quantity per order: 20
Meet the Bugs
Pamphlet
Meet the Bugs
Maximum of 20 copies per order. Gives information on how to keep you and your food safe from foodbourne illnesses. Revised February 2019.
SAF0121
Maximum allowed quantity per order: 20

Featured mental wellbeing resources: Rauemi hauora hinengaro

Five Ways to Wellbeing - Te Reo Māori
Pocket Resource
Five Ways to Wellbeing - Te Reo Māori
Gives information on the 5 ways to wellbeing. Part of the campaign to promote wellbeing in Canterbury.
MNH0184H
Sleep smarter
Sheet
Sleep smarter
Gives tips to help you get a good night’s sleep.  
MNH0174
What Helps Me When I
Sheet
What Helps Me When I'm Stressed
Gives ideas on combating stress. Revised December 2011.
MNH0016

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