This morning we held a forum with the Human Rights Commission discussing the impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on the mental health and addictions communities. Those who came along all contributed great ideas for the future rebuild of Christchurch, as well as sharing stories which the city can learn from in terms of better meeting the needs of people affected by the quakes. Speakers from the Human Rights Commission will be compiling the points people raised and will be sending this information back to the membership and are also keen to have ongoing dialogue with Awareness and the wider mental health and addictions communities. It’s not too late for people to have their views passed on to Human Right Commission. Do you have any thoughts or reflections on how services met the needs of consumers following the earthquakes? What ideas would you like considered in the rebuild? Feel free to comment or contact us at