How can we help you?
We have four residential programmes: Odyssey House residential programmes are based around a therapeutic community model designed to assist people with significant Alcohol and Drug issues. The programmes are highly structured and directed towards the residents/participants returning to a constructive role in society. As residents move through the various stages of the programme, they learn new ways of coping positively within the community. The programmes involve community and whanau engagement.
Youth Residential programme
Our youth residential programme provides for 14 – 18 year old males or females who have a substance dependence.
- The length of the programme is individually determined. Residents attend the Southern Regional Health School situated on site. Our programme provides support in all areas of a youth’s life, family, education, training,
- He Kete Oranga o te Mana Wahine – Our women’s programme is a therapeutic community offering treatment to women within the criminal justice system. Rurally based, this is 4 months in residence, followed by intensive outreach supporting a positive transition to the community and whanau.
- Drug Treatment Program residential programme– A 3-6 month programme for clients at Christchurch Men’s Prison. Facilitating intensive group and individual work, with a range of elective groups to support treatment plans. Referrals are made via the case management team at the prison. Aftercare is an important part of this programme . Other Odyssey House services:
Outreach Service: Provides follow up and pre-program work with people who have been through Odyssey residential services.
Driving Change –
Eleven week group programme facilitated in the evenings for recidivist impaired drivers. We promote behavioural change and raise awareness associated with impaired driving. For people with 2 or more drink or drug driving convictions (or 1 if significant reading) Self-referrals are also accepted.
Alcohol and Drug Assessment service (ADAS) : An alcohol and drug assessment and treatment service for adults in the criminal justice system. The team work at the Justice Precinct, Community Probation sites in Christchurch and North Canterbury and in Canterbury prisons providing a range services including group work, individual counselling and peer support.
Community Youth mental health and AOD service (CYMHS)- For young people aged 13-18 years who are facing mental health and/or alcohol and drug issues. The service provides short-term intervention which includes assessment, treatment and support.
Older Person Alcohol and Other drug service (65alive)
Sixty five Alive provides individual and group work for older people. With a specialist understanding of substance related concerns, services include consultation and liaison service for related providers.
Christchurch Central Service – AOD coordination (CCS)
A central hub for all Alcohol and Drug Services in Christchurch, this city centre service provides a collaboration of clinical service providers and a venue for community groups. Acting as a single point of entry for all alcohol and drug referrals in the Canterbury region, clients can self-refer or concerned others can make contact by phone, email or by visiting in person.
A nationwide, confidential phone counselling service for anyone concerned about their own, or another person’s, meth use.
Hapori Ora: An intensive, non residential programme which runs day, evening and Saturday morning groups. Using clinical and non clinical approaches, this programme offers a holistic approach around alcohol and drug use. Family and Peer Support is also available as part of this programme.
Take Charge: Engaging with young people aged between 18 and 25, our focus is on supporting the young people to: Find sustainable employment opportunities, Navigate training pathways, Transition into being ‘work ready’, Provide “In Work Support” for the following 12 months
Our social enterprise provides education and support to organisations to navigate alcohol and drug issues. This could include attending toolbox meetings, manager awareness training, providing fact sheets and facilitating access to in depth interventions as required.
Community Brief Intervention –
Up to six face to face brief intervention counselling sessions to support individuals with problems caused by alcohol and drug use. Youth Day Programme – A day programme catering for youth aged 13 – 18 years. The programme includes attendance at the Southern Regional Health School. The programme incorporates group work, individual support and outdoor adventure development.
Who can we help?
Our service works with people from 13 years and upwards with needs as described above
Where are we located?
Odyssey is located in Christchurch, New Zealand
Working with partners
Odyssey works in with other Alcohol and Other Drugs services and other Government and Non Government agencies.
It has specific collaborative contracts with PuraPura Whetu, Christchurch City Mission, Stepping Stones Trust, Pathway Trust and Auckland Odyssey House Trust.
See our website https://www.odysseychch.org.nz/
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