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

Local Support Services

If you or someone you know might be suffering with depression or anxiety during their pregnancy or early parenting, you can find people to talk to here.

 Many support groups can offer services such as coffee mornings, counselling, peer support meetings, lists of local services. They are a safe place for mums or dads with perinatal anxiety or depression to connect with others, and help acknowledge their struggles. If you have previously been supported in your own perinatal mental health journey, you may wish to connect with them to see about becoming a volunteer or helping them fundraise directly.