Monitoring the wellbeing of Cantabrians

Community and Public Health monitors the wellbeing of greater Christchurch’s residents and tracks the recovery from the earthquakes. This monitoring is conducted on behalf of the Ministry of Health and the Canterbury DHB, and was inherited from the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) in March 2016.

Community and Public Health achieves this monitoring through the Canterbury Wellbeing Index and the Canterbury Wellbeing Survey. The Survey results feed into the Index, along with data and content provided from a large number of agencies and groups.

Canterbury Wellbeing Index

The Canterbury Wellbeing Index uses a range of indicators to provide information on the impacts of the earthquakes on wellbeing and to identify emerging social trends and issues.

It helps Community and Public Health and partner agencies make decisions about the most efficient way to target funds and resources. It provides accurate and robust information to the Canterbury DHB, our partner agencies and the community.

Canterbury Wellbeing Survey

The Canterbury Wellbeing Survey is an opportunity for residents of greater Christchurch to say how they’re going and what they think about the earthquake recovery.

It is now conducted annually by Community and Public Health and partner agencies with the participation of a random selection of around 2,500 greater Christchurch residents. Surveys before 2017 were conducted every six months.

Youth Wellbeing Survey

CERA and partner agencies conducted a survey of greater Christchurch young people aged 12 to 24 in 2013. Focus areas for the survey included wellbeing, where they get help, positive and negative impacts of the earthquakes, future plans and what’s important to them in the recovery.

For more information, contact:

Annabel Begg
Ph:+64 3 364 1777

Page last updated: 07/09/2017

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