Services for Adults (see below for Mobile, Child, Youth, Family)

When you know which service is required, please click on ‘Referrals’ above to start the Referral process.

Adult Respite

Our Adult Respite services provide a warm and supportive environments for short stays. Respite can be accessed in times of urgent crisis, or can be for planned stays. There is also an option of a gender specific environment stays. Our wellness respite at Penruddock House also offers the ability to accommodate a parent with their child.  Parents must care for their own children.  Our staff take care of meals, laundry and housekeeping, allowing guests to focus on wellness.

GPs, (Health Coaches and H.I.Ps), and CDHB Case Managers can refer people for respite (maximum of 28 days a year). 

Adult Residential

Our Adult Residential services provide assistance to people in their day-to-day recovery.

Staff support people to maintain helpful daily routines, live well with others, and reach their goals, with the hope they can move to more independent living. SST has several supported residential houses where staff are based.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

Adult Emergency Housing

SST has a limited number of beds available for those needing short term accommodation whilst permanent accommodation is found.

The Emergency Housing service offers a group living environment. The service does not provide a  fully staffed facility, therefore individuals must be independent and self-managing in all respects, including medication.

Access to this service occurs via referral from Te Whatu Ora Specialist Mental Health Services.

Community Support

Community Support Workers visit people in their own homes on a weekly basis.

This support is utilized to assist people in maintaining wellbeing and achieving their goals.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services, G.P. or any allied health service.

Mobile Medication Services

Our Mobile Medication Service assists people to stay well by supporting them in taking their medication regularly. Staff visit people in their own homes, delivering their medication and monitoring their wellbeing.  Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

Services for Children, Young People and Families

Youth Residential

Youth Residential provides a stable, supportive environment for young people who need assistance with their recovery throughout each day. Young people are supported to attend their personal programmes and learn life skills which support them to flourish.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

Youth Respite

Youth Respite provides young people with the opportunity to have a change of scene and support to manage times of crisis.

Access to this service occurs via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

Youth Mobile

Youth Mobile is an intensive support option, with staff visiting young people in their own homes as frequently as required, with daily visits an option in times of crisis. Here is an additional Case Managers guide to Stepping Stone Trusts Youth Mobile Services to the Youth Mobile services, designed for CDHB Case Managers.

Access to this service occurs via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services.

Youth Community

Visiting young people weekly, our Community Support Workers provide regular input to assist young people to achieve their goals.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services and GP.

Manu Ka Rere (formerly CYMHS)

Manu Ka Rere is a free service for young people aged 13-24 who are seeking support for their wellbeing. We offer face to face counselling sessions, group work therapy, education and other activities.

Previously known as Community Youth Mental Health Service (CYMHS), Manu Ka Rere is run by a collaborative of organisations across Canterbury. In addition to Stepping Stone Trust, these include Odyssey House, Purapura Whetu, Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service (ACADS), Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust, Waipuna, 298 Youth Health and the City Mission.

We work closely with Specialist Mental health Services (CHDB) and GPS and are also connected with other services.

Access to this service can occur for a young person by self-referral, or a parent/caregiver or school staff member arranging an appointment. This service is run in conjunction with Purapura Whetu and Odyssey House.

Caroline Reid Family Support Service

The Caroline Reid Family Support service provides support to children and young people aged 7-16 whose parents experience mental illness. This service provides education, support and fun activities for the children and young people, as well as support to parents.

We’re a passionate and dedicated team supporting children and their families where a parent is affected by mental illness. We aim to develop a trusting relationship by providing a range of services so we can respond to the needs of each child engaged with our service. Our team of professional staff come from a range of backgrounds including Education, Social Work, and Psychology.

Access to this service is via referral from CDHB Specialist Mental Health Services, or via referral from any agency working with the family.

Tupuranga Attendance & Engagement Service

Tupuranga means a place to grow.

The Tupuranga Attendance and Engagement Service supports tamariki, rangatahi and their whānau to:

  • Feel good and have fun at kura
  • Connect with friends and the school community, and represent their kura with pride
  • Experience a sense of belonging and feel valued and validated in their identity, language and culture
  • Succeed in learning and acquiring skills to thrive throughout life

The Tupurange logo was inspired by the young horoeka tree, symbolising the growth of ākonga and whānau.  the native tree is known for its iconic juvenile form, in which it remains for 15 to 20 years.

Access to this service is for all tamariki and rangatahi aged between 6 and 16 years who:

  • have not attended school or kura for a while; or
  • are not enrolled in a school or kura

Tupuranga supports the 145 state and state integrated schools and kura in Waitaha.