E tūtaki ana ngā kapua o te rangi, kei runga, kei runga te Mangoroa e kōpae pū ana || The clouds in the sky close over, but above them spreads the milky way


Support Services & Helplines

Healthy Families Rotorua

Maternal Mental Health Team Lakes District Health Board

• Crisis Assessment Treatment Team – 0800 166 167 – 24 hours, fully mobile service

Ph: (07) 348 1199 (24 hours)

Physical Address:
Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road
New Zealand


If you identify as Maori there is a Manawa Ora Community Mental Health worker (Natasha Ruttley) who can provide you with cultural support.

Mothers Helpers

Provide support to mothers experiencing ante-natal and postnatal anxiety and depression, also offer PND Recovery courses and follow-up counselling in 12 areas across the North Island as well as online.  These are delivered by qualified counsellors, social workers, life coaches or mental health nurses.

Phone:  0800 002 717  or  022 093 1822
[email protected]

PND Recovery Course – Mothers Helpers provides a 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