New Zealand Websites
Mental Health Support
Depression website with John Kirwan
Mental Health Foundation website
Auckland, Wellington Christchurch based support for Fathers
Low cost counselling, resources, group therapy
Providing support for mothers with ante-natal and postnatal anxiety and depression. Also provide Perinatal Depression Recovery course.
Perinatal mental health education video for health professionals, featuring real women and whānau speaking about their experiences and what helped. Register online to create your own Login.
National trust supporting children, young people, and whānau to navigate through times of trauma
Provide useful resources and information about OCD, treatment and where to get help
Supporting families in Mental Illness, regional supports
Trauma and Birth Stress
TABS (Trauma and Birth Stress)
Trauma and birth stress-PTSD after childbirth. TABS (Trauma and Birth Stress) was a charitable trust that served as a support group of mothers – ‘mothers supporting mothers’. TABS was formed because of the need to make Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) known as a form of mental illness that can happen after childbirth. This website is for information only.
My Birth Story
Helping you rewrite your birth story. If you or a loved one have had a negative or traumatic birth experience, My Birth Story is a place where you can start to process your experience and begin to heal.
Voices for Parents
The fallout from a difficult or traumatic birth can leave new parents struggling with feelings of deep sadness, guilt, anxiety and regret, and battling to find the right support. Voice For Parents are available to here to support you and your family.
Early Parenting Support
An excellent New Zealand site with information on all aspects of parenting and children’s development. Has a section on PND.
Good sections on mental health
Designed for use by workers supporting families with young children
Connect with other new parents & their babies as you explore parenting & children’s development in a safe, facilitated environment.
Space at Playcentre has a real focus on the needs of newborns to 1 year olds, as well as the support and friendship of other new parents.
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