Support Services & Helplines
Manaaki Ora – Community Perinatal Mental Health – Rotorua
Kia Mama Service (Community Perinatal Mental Health) – Manaakiora – Rotorua
A service for both pregnant māmā and māmā with babies under one year, with support around adjustment to ‘mamahood’ and for those struggling with mild to moderate postnatal depression and anxiety. Use of both one-on-one support and group therapy to allow māmā to grow their confidence and be equipped with strategies to push through the hard days.
p. Bianca Taute – 027 212 6603
Maternal Mental Health Team Lakes District Health Board
• Crisis Assessment Treatment Team – 0800 166 167 – 24 hours, fully mobile service
p. (07) 348 1199 (24 hours)
Corner Arawa Street and Pukeroa Road, Rotorua
If you identify as Māori there is a Manawa Ora Community Mental Health worker (Natasha Ruttley) who can provide you with cultural support.
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.
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