Support services and information for people affected by postnatal depression and their family/whānau.
Black Dog Institute
Not-for-profit organisation and world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Includes information on both professional help and other forms of help.
Call 0800 002 717. Mothers' Helpers is a charity that provides support and services to women who are at-risk of or have developed postnatal depression. The majority of mothers attending the courses have fully recovered from PND. All have improved.
Mothers Matter NZ
Information for mothers, fathers & families on postnatal depression (PND) and related conditions, such as anxiety & bipolar disorder. Also includes NZ based information, treatments and local support links.
Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa
Phone (+64) 04 461 6318. PADA was formerly the Perinatal Mental Health New Zealand Trust (PMHNZ). PADA aims to champion awareness and facilitate best practice in perinatal mental health and wellbeing to ensure all families have access to appropriate information and support.
Post Natal Distress Support Network Trust
Phone (09) 8464978. Free support services for women throughout the greater Auckland area who are experiencing baby blues, antenatal and postnatal distress, anxiety, stress, birth trauma and postnatal depression. Includes support groups, telephone support, drop–in support and training about postnatal distress for health professionals.
Well Women Franklin
Phone 021 1588 134. Support for women and families in the Franklin region that are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing ante or post-natal distress, including baby and childbirth related anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Includes a peer support group guided by trained facilitators, also provides telephone support, a low-cost counselling service and in-home support to women and families who are in distress.