We are looking for a Health and Well-being Advisor

we are hiring

Supporting people with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s to live well in their community MS and Parkinson’s Canterbury are looking for a Health and Well-being Advisor. The purpose of this role is to support people with MS and Parkinson’s with a focus on educating and empowering them to manage their condition while living in the community.…

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MS & Parkinson’s New Year Update

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The Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Team welcome in 2023 and look forward to providing you with support and services over the year Exercise Programmes and classes: Our exercise classes and gym sessions have resumed for the year. Find the 2023 timetable here. Gym members who have completed 6 months are now entitled to a new assessment…

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Your chance to get involved in a Parkinson’s Study.


The New Zealand Brain Research Institute (Christchurch) needs our help to fight Parkinson’s. We are a group of researchers based in Christchurch at the New Zealand Brain Research Institute (NZBRI) and University of Otago.   We invite you to participate in our research project entitled ‘New Zealand Parkinson’s Environment and Gene Study’ (NZPEGS).  The project…

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Exercise Co-ordinator

We are looking for an Exercise coordinator to join our team. Does this sound like you or do you know someone that would suit this position? Then have a look at the position description…

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Member Update

We are pleased to announce the appointment our new Executive Manager Karla Gunby who will be taking up the operational leadership and management of MS & Parkinson’s Canterbury from 11th January 2021. Karla Gunby comes to us with a broad range of skills in community development, funding and finance, facilitation and development of community programmes…

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Contact Tracing Without A Smart Phone

We know that many of our members don’t have smart phones that can utilise the Government’s Track and Trace App. However, we have found that Regional Public Health have come up with this contact tracing booklet. It seems like a small thing, but the more precautions we take, the safer we’ll be. The events of…

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Street Appeal 2020

Thank you so much to all our volunteers, helpers and donators who gave their time and money to help our Street Appeal be a success. Although we did have to scale back our efforts fairly considerably from previous years, we have noticed that people were still generous. We want to thank those sites that did…

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Protocol Under Level 2

As you will know, the COVID 19 Alert Levels changed from midday on the 12th August from Level One to Level Two. We want to assure our members that we are still open and we are adhering to government guidelines. Our exercise classes will be continuing, with required spacing between attendees. The Open Gym is…

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July 2020 Newsletter and Street Appeal Volunteer Forms

Find our July Newsletter here! It is once again produced in house, but we do endeavor to bring you the same high quality that you’re used to. If you have read the Newsletter and want to volunteer for our Annual Street Appeal, you can find the Volunteer Form here. You can fill that out and…

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