Auckland DHB, Maternal Mental Health
Aronui Ora, Maternal Mental Health, Auckland District Health Board
Greenlane Clinical Centre
214 Greenlane West
Clinical Co-ordinator: Monica Genet
Lead Clinician: Dr. Chandni Prakash
Clinical Team Leader: Clarke Millar
Aronui Ora operates between the hours of 0800-1630 Monday to Friday. For urgent matters after hours, please call the Urgent Response Service on 0800 800 717
Aronui Ora (Cloak of wellbeing) was formerly named the Maternal Mental Health Service. This symbol represents the fine weaving of whānau and other supports for total wellbeing during pregnancy and the first year of an infant’s life.
Aronui Ora is a specialist adult mental health service. The multi-disciplinary team is made up of mental health professionals from the disciplines of psychiatry, psychology, social work, occupational therapy and nursing. There are team members with specialist knowledge in the area of infant care and attachment (promoting a secure parent and infant relationship). The service provides antenatal (before birth) and postnatal (after birth) support in community, clinic and hospital settings. Beyond assessment, we offer a wide range of individual, group and family therapies and other targeted supports.
The service is voluntary, and requires the informed consent of the person being referred. Compulsory assessment and treatment may occur in accordance with the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992.
As a teaching and learning environment, your informed consent to may be requested to permit the presence of a student – this is a request that can be declined.
Once a referral is accepted, an appointment for an assessment is made. There can be a waiting period between referral acceptance and assessment. All clients are allocated a keyworker and psychiatrist. A keyworker is a registered mental health professional that coordinates care, and depending on their specialty, provides support and other therapeutic interventions. It is standard practice for the person, and their general practitioner, to receive a post-assessment summary of the assessment with mutually agreed plan.
THE POSTNATAL DISTRESS CENTER
B.A (Education) University of Auckland
Grad Dip Psychosocial Studies, AUT
Masters of Health Science (Psychotherapy, Hons) AUT
Level 2, 300 Great South Rd, Greenlane Auckland
PO Box 17489, Greenlane, 1546
Susan is passionate about and specialises in postnatal distress, which includes treatment and support with: antenatal and postnatal depression, antenatal and postnatal anxiety, panic attacks and OCD, post-traumatic stress after childbirth (birth trauma), attachment and bonding difficulties, and any struggle to adjust to parenthood for new mums and dads, including couples counselling.
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.
p. 0800 002 717 or 022 093 1822
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
West Auckland (Te Atatu): Spaces available for individual and group work
Course facilitator: Mary Williams – Life Coach
West Auckland (Glen Eden): Spaces available for individual and group work
Course facilitator: Camilla Widgery, Psychotherapist
South Auckland & Papakura: Spaces available for individual and group work
Course facilitator: Hadiyyeh Zohoori-Dossa
Central Auckland: Spaces available for individual and group work
Course facilitator: Stacey Randell, Social Worker
Central Auckland : Spaces available for individual and group work
Course facilitator: Nicola Hahn, Counsellor
East Auckland (Glen Innes): Spaces available now for individual & group work.
Course facilitator: Anne Purcell, Counsellor
p. 09 570 6250
North Shore: Spaces available for individual and group work
Course facilitator: Jasmin Shea, Counsellor
Rodney: spaces available for individual & group work
Course facilitator: Bridget Farmiloe
Well Women Franklin
Well Women Franklin is a Peer Support Group. We support women and their families in Franklin and Papakura who are experiencing Antenatal or Postnatal Distress and Anxiety. We focus on wellness and resilience, using a holistic approach. Any women who feels they need some support is welcome to get in touch with us.
The core services that we offer are peer support, 24-hour telephone support, childcare (while the women attend group), in home support & home visiting. We also offer movement workshops, counselling and an individualized goal-setting programme.
Our weekly peer support groups are a safe environment for women to connect with others who may be experiencing similar feelings. Our services help women on their journey to becoming well again and empower them to take back their lives.
If you feel that you need our support then please contact us:
- Maternal Mental Health Community Support Services
- Secure Beginnings- home based early intervention attachment service
- Supported Landlord Services
- Counselling Services
- Creche for mothers who are attending programmes
- Op Shop
- Mother’s support groups
Homebuilders Family Services
5 Hexham Street
Open 9am-12 noon Monday-Friday
p. 09 425 7048
f. 09 425 7049
Dr Sarah Bell-Booth
Dr Kelly Kerrisk
Dr Missy Wolfman (Clinical Psychologist)
BA, BSc (Hons), Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychology, PhD
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