The Monastery, a Waikato based wellness centre, has now closed.

More than 700 people directly affected by the Christchurch earthquakes benefitted from a free stay at The Monastery since May 2011.

The Wise Group is deeply grateful to The Monastery staff, who provided such an amazing service during the last four years, and to everyone else who has supported The Monastery, including local and nationwide businesses and suppliers of the Wise Group.

Senior clinical psychologist Terri Donovan said The Monastery was the "lifeline needed for many Cantabrians to keep going". "It enabled them to increase their tolerance around uncertainty, to recover some energy and optimism."

Guests have told us that their stay at The Monastery was life changing.

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