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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

Health & wellbeing toolbox, developed to help with feelings of anxiety, stress, or low mood. Each tool only takes a few minutes.

Pregnancy Support

Directory of Doulas in Aotearoa New Zealand

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.

Healing Birth
Unravelling Trauma – Transforming Lives. 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. Healing Birth 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.

Health Support

Health Information for New Zealanders

Māori Health and Indigenous Wellbeing Website

Baby Loss Support

Support for bereaved families, parents and whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Support website for families experiencing miscarriage in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Miscarriage Information for New Zealanders.


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