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OCEANS – South Canterbury Grief & Loss Programme

Programme Areas

Mental health

Programme Type

Peer / advocacy / group / family whānau support


South Canterbury

Age Groups

Child / tamariki, Youth / rangatahi, Adult / pakeke, Older adult / kaumātua

Referral Types

Self referral, GP, DHB clinical services, Corrections

Referral Process

Contact directly for more information. Email:

Download an enrolment form here.


OCEANS is a Grief and Loss Programme that provides an opportunity for people who are missing someone in their lives to:

  • Share and learn from others experiencing a similar loss
  • Experience and learn from the programme activities developed to assist people to cope with loss and change in their lives.
  • Be supported by caring and trained Facilitators who are experienced in delivering the OCEANS Programme.
  • People experiencing the pain of loss or separation from someone they love

Who is OCEANS for:

  • Those who have had someone significant in their life die. (eg. a parent, child, or spouse)
  • Someone who has lost a really important friend through death or family separation.
  • When you have lost someone you love but have never really mourned.
  • A person who is living with a foster family and misses their birth parent/s.
  • If you are missing someone in your family due to separation, divorce or imprisonment.

Programmes are delivered in a variety of locations across South Canterbury, as the need arises.

Contact Details


South Canterbury

  • OCEANS Phone

    0800 OCEANS

  • OCEANS Phone/Text

    0274 OCEANS

  • OCEANS Email

  • Advocacy Phone

    021 134 0307

  • Advocacy Email


Advocacy Facebook page

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Postal Address

No postal address for Advocacy - email or phone only.

This page was last updated at 3:07PM on August 18, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Anglican Care South Canterbury.