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Tuesday 16 February 2016, with Kathryn Ryan
09:05 Funding concerns for mental health services in Canterbury
The Ministry of Social Development has slashed funding for community and trauma mental health services in Christchurch. The funding cuts were made before Sunday’s big shake, which many residents said put their nerves back on edge five years after the quake that devastated the city.
The Salvation Army has had a schools support programme going for nearly five years set up with donations from the public immediately after the earthquakes. That funding is coming to an end, but Major Brenda Luscombe with the Salvation Army’s Southern Division Headquarters says the need is still very high.