Bay of Plenty
Support Services & Helplines
Bay of Plenty DHB – Maternal Mental Health
829 Cameron Road
Bay Of Plenty 3112
p. 0800 333 061
f. (07) 578 7961
e. [email protected]
Specialist service that provides services for women living in the BOP area who develop moderate to severe mental health problems during their pregnancy and for up to 12 months after their baby is born. Women who have a previous history of severe mental illness and are planning to become pregnant., and current clients of CMH requiring specialist consultation who become pregnant
MMH also offers consultation for clients in the existing mental health service. (Do not automatically take over the care of existing mental health clients; work alongside the existing case managers). Crisis team still provide care for urgent situations and we also access mobile intensive nursing team for support if clients are very unwell.
Assessment and range of treatments offered
Referrals are received from midwives, Plunket, GP’s, and other mental health and hospital staff. (Paediatricians, obstetricians etc).
Initially all referrals are processed via the CMH intake co-ordinator.
These are triaged, and if appropriate it goes to the multidisciplinary team meeting, and if accepted, the MMH worker will do an initial assessment to determine follow up required.
Online PND Recovery Course – Mothers Helpers provides an online 10 week Perinatal Depression/Anxiety Recovery Course. All mums who have completed the course can go on to have therapy with your facilitator – a registered/qualified counsellor, social worker, life coach or mental health nurse. Click here for more information about the course
Bay of Plenty (Western) : spaces available now for individual and group work (offered free of charge) Ph (07) 549 5385 Email: [email protected]
Course facilitator: Rochelle Gardiner & Joyce Heta
Sarah Horne works alongside both whānau and baby to holistically support them through early parenthood and all that encompasses.