Canterbury Wellbeing Index

The Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) designed the Canterbury Wellbeing Index to monitor wellbeing and track the progress of social recovery from the 2010/11 earthquakes. The Index uses indicators to identify emerging social trends and issues. It also provides accurate and robust information to the Canterbury DHB, partner agencies and the community.

The Canterbury Wellbeing Index is updated and revised annually and was first published in June 2013.

The Canterbury Wellbeing Index was reviewed in 2017 rather than an updated volume being produced. Instead Community and Public Health came together with partner agencies to consider the purpose and content of the Index within the context of other monitoring activities.

The proposal for the next version of the Canterbury Wellbeing Index was approved by the Greater Christchurch Psychosocial Governance Group in December 2017.  The new online tool will collate and curate high quality information about our region’s wellbeing status and factors influencing wellbeing (determinants). There will also be a focus on strengths-based measures and an analysis of equity.

The new Canterbury Wellbeing Index will be released in late 2018.

The latest Canterbury Wellbeing Index

Cover of Canterbury Wellbeing Index.In September 2016 the Canterbury Wellbeing Index was released by the Canterbury DHB. This was the first time the Canterbury DHB had released the information since inheriting the monitoring of psychosocial recovery from CERA on 1st March 2016.

Sections of the 2016 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

For more information, contact:

Annabel Begg
Ph:+64 3 364 1777


Ring the Canterbury Support Line on 0800 777 846, if you are finding it hard and need support.

You will be able to talk to someone about accessing the kind of support you need.


Previous Canterbury Wellbeing Index Reports

June 2015 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

June 2014 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

June 2013 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

Page last updated: 13/02/2018

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