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Latest Christchurch news from Victim Support – 5 July 2019

Latest Christchurch news from Victim Support – 5 July 2019

Friday 5 July 2019


Thank You

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that have worked with us through the course of our funding distribution.

Your courage and strength are inspirational. It remains our absolute privilege to stand with you in this extremely difficult time.

We want to reassure you that Victim Support will continue to provide emotional support, practical advice and information to you for as long as you need us. You can continue to call your Support Worker or contact us on 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846). whenever you want or need to.  

 Professional Counselling

A reminder that we can also provide victims with access to professional counselling funded by Victim Support.

This is available free of charge to most homicide victims supported by Victim Support, and is not limited to those who received lump sum payments from us.

If counselling is something you – or a member of your family – would find beneficial, please get in touch with your support worker as soon as possible or contact us on 0800 VICTIM (0800 842 846).

Royal Commission of Inquiry

The Government is holding a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mosque attacks.

To make a submission you can:

Visit –

Email –

Post – Royal Commission (Christchurch), PO Box 680, Wellington

If you have any questions about the inquiry, please call 0800 222 987.

Please note there is no template for submissions. You can submit any feedback you choose.

If you would like some help to write your submission, please feel free to speak to your Victim Support Worker.

 Government Contact Information

The Government’s 0800 helpline number closes today.

It was set up to support people following the attacks but calls have now greatly reduced. The nature of the calls has also changed from giving emergency or hardship assistance to answering queries about financial help.

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is now touch with most people affected by the attacks and is providing case management to many of you.

If you need to speak to someone about what financial assistance might be available to you, please contact your case worker. If you don’t have a case worker, please call 03 961 9257 or email

 You can also contact your Victim Support Worker who will help to make sure you receive the help you need.

If you have queries about the final distribution amount, or any other questions relating to Victim Support’s role, please contact your Victim Support worker or contact us on or 0800 VICTIM (842 846)


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